AUSTIN, Pa. (AP) — Police have identified three Canadians as the victims of a Pennsylvania plane crash.
State police troopers from the Coudersport barracks say the victims are 25-year-old Rifat Tawig, 18-year-old Cory Mijac and 19-year-old Benjamin Jeffries. All were from Ontario.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-28 took off Sunday from Richmond International Airport in Virginia and was headed to St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport in Canada when it crashed in Keating Township in southern Potter County.
The National Transportation Safety Board is heading the crash investigation.
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Police say the plane crashed in a steep, rugged and wooded area and crash debris was found scattered for several hundred yards.
The FAA says it lost radio contact when the plane changed course to avoid a storm.