A family of five from Houston, Texas, and two adults from Canada, all natives of Uzbekistan, died in a small plane crash in Kingston, Ont., Wednesday evening, CBC News said.
Pilot Otabek Oblokulov, his wife, their children ages three, 11 and 15, and another adult couple, Bobomurod Nabiev and his wife who lived in the Toronto area, all died on board.
The Piper PA-32 plane, better known as a Cherokee Six, was travelling from Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ont., to Quebec City.
Mehmet Basti, a friend of the Oblokulovs, said the family was planning to stopover in Kingston on Wednesday night.
The plane made contact with Kingston's flight service station — a facility that provides information to pilots — before crashing sometime after 5 p.m. ET in a heavily wooded, swampy area in the city's northwest.
The plane reportedly hit the ground at a "very steep" angle. Investigators found the plane ripped apart and strewn between branches and tree trunks, about five kilometres north of the city's airport.
While configurations of the Piper PA-32 can have up to seven seats, however so far only six seats have been found.