U-M student missing after rental plane crashes in Canada

ANN ARBOR, MICH. - University of Michigan police are investigating the case of a missing graduate student who rented a plane that crashed in Canada.

The student was last seen March 15, the same day he or she rented a small plane from the Ann Arbor Airport, said Diane Brown, spokeswoman for University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security. Authorities have not released the student's name, age or hometown.

The plane crashed at 11:38 p.m. about 37 miles east of Marathon, Ontario, which is north of Lake Superior, according to the Ontario Provincial Police. The wreckage of the single-engine, Cessna 172 was discovered in a remote wooded area.

"We were unable to locate the whereabouts of the pilot,"  Sgt. Peter Leon, media relations coordinator for the Ontario Provincial Police, said.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada continues to investigate the plane crash.

No further information was immediately available.

Detroit Free Press


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