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Two Killed After Plane Crashes in Woods of Canton

Craft found near Simsbury/Canton border.

Editor's note: Canton police have identified the couple as Donald and Josephine Derocher of Live Oak, FL. For more information, click here.

Two people were killed Monday night after a single-engine airplane plane crashed on Onion Mountain in Canton, according to Canton police. Identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

Canton police said the incident was reported at approximately 8 p.m. after Bradley International Airport Traffic Control reported they lost radar contact with the plane, according to a Canton Police press release.

Aided by a state helicopter Monday night numerous crews from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department were searching the woods off of Red Fox Run while crews in Simsbury were searching off Quorn Hunt Road. 

The plane was located and initially LifeStar was called but soon canceled. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident further. 

Check back for updates and see original story here


Jacki Rogers November 20, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Oh so sad. Prayers for the victims and their families.
David C Keefe November 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM
May GOD help their families,,, I grew up there, and fell off Onion Mountain in 78, very difficult area to mount a rescue, but the men and women of the Canton EMS and surrounding towns are the best in the world.. David C Keefe, Beaufort NC
Jennifer Coe November 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
So so sad.
Jon November 20, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Couple is origianally from Windsor Locks. They were flying up here from FL to visit family for the holidays.
Jeff Brush (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Hi Jon, can you give me a call? 860-221-4988.
Jon November 20, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Sorry for the confusion....source for the Hartford Courant.
Granby November 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
May they rest in peace.
Betty November 20, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Very, very sad, my deepest sympathy to their family.
Peter L. Sutphen June 05, 2013 at 07:42 PM
I just came across this article. That was my father's plane that he owned for 37 years before selling it a number of years ago. My dad had about 5000 hours in that plane. I had several hundred hours in it. So sorry that Mr. Derocher and his wife were killed in it. So strange looking at the crash photos of a plane that was so much a part of my life.

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