Three people from Grand Rapids killed in Ontario plane crash

By KBJR News 1

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Three people from Grand Rapids killed in Ontario plane crash

August 9, 2014 Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 4:29 PM CDT

Kenora, Ontario, Canada (NNCNOW.com) - Three people from Grand Rapids were killed in a plane crash Friday, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

The Kenora Detachment of OPP says a Cessna 182 aircraft crashed Friday south of Kenora on Dora Lake, an island lake on the Aulneau Peninsula of Lake of the Woods.

Police identified the victims as 41-year-old Nikolas Rajala and 40-year-old Teresa Rajala of Cohasset, MN and 37-year-old Lynn Bohanon of Grand Rapids.

Upon arrival police say two occupants were deceased and a third was seriously injured and succumbed to her injuries despite life-saving efforts of SAR members.

The trio had been staying at an area fishing lodge and had attended Chappie Lake to fish for the day.

A signal from an Emergency Locator Transmitter on Dora Lake prompted the emergency response.

Transport Canada, the Transport Safety Board and the Office of the Coroner have also been notified.

Kevin Jacobsen

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