Cause of crash not yet known as the Transportation Safety Board of Canada takes over the investigation.

By: Leith Dunick

THUNDER BAY – The head of the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority says one person died in a fiery plane crash at the airport on Monday night.

Ed Schmidtke, president and CEO of the airport authority, confirmed the fatality just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

A thick plume of smoke could be seen rising from the small plane following the crash, which took place at about 9:12 p.m. on Monday night.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Thunder Bay Police and Superior North EMS crews responded to the incident and flights were turned back and not allowed to land as the investigation took place. The airport’s operational specialists were also involved in the investigation.

The scene is being held by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.