Two men are dead after their small plane went down 20 kms south of Whitney in Algonquin Park. Spokesperson for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Captain Alexandre Cadieux says the pilot of a Cessna 150 declared an airborne emergency around 8:30 p.m. last night.

The Coordination Centre was notified by air traffic control and an aircraft and helicopter from CFB Trenton conducted a search. According to air traffic control, the pilot said he was disoriented in the clouds and was concerned he didn’t have enough fuel to land. While they tried to direct him to a landing site, they lost contact.

During the search, air police picked up on an emergency locator transmitter and found the crash site within Algonquin Park.

OPP are currently on scene conducting the investigation. A cause of the crash is not yet known.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122.