No one injured in plane crash on southern Georgian Bay

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Siobhan Morris, Video Journalist | Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Plane crash near Giants Tomb Island

People rush to help after a plane crash on southern Georgian Bay near Giants Tomb Island, Ont. on Tues. Aug. 3, 2021 (OPP/Twitter)

Fire crews from Beausoleil First Nations are responding to reports of a plane crash on Giants Tomb Island in Southern Georgian Bay on Tues., Aug 3, 2021. (GOOGLE)

BARRIE, ONT. — Provincial Police say no one was injured when an amphibious plane crashed on southern Georgian Bay Tuesday.

It happened at about 1:30 p.m., less than a kilometre from the northeast side of Giants Tomb Island, west of Beausoleil Island.

Police say the pilot was alone on the aircraft and had been performing landing and taking exercises when they hit a large wave. The plane wound up with minor damage.

Members of the OPP Marine Unit, Beausoleil First Nation Fire and Rescue Services, Simcoe Paramedics and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton were dispatched to the scene.

Beausoleil Fire Chief Allan Manitowabi says a citizen towed the plane to shore.

Transport Canada will investigate the cause of the crash.