Seven people, including a family from Texas, have died in a terrible small plane crash in rural Canada on Wednesday evening.
The Transportation Safety Board in Canada announced Thursday that four adults and three children died in the devastating crash, and five of the victims were Americans.
The victims of the devastating crash have been identified by friends as pilot Otabek Oblokulov, of Missouri City, Texas, along with his wife and their children age three, 11 and 15. According to his social media, he was from Uzbekistan.
They were flying with newlywed couple Bobomurod Nabiev and his wife, who lived in the Toronto area. Nabiev and his wife were permanent residents of Canada also originally from Uzbekistan.
The group was traveling in a Piper PA-32 plane that crashed into the dense forest near Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday around 5 pm ET after the plane went missing earlier that same day.
All passengers aboard the U.S.-registered plane died in the crash. Investigators found that the plane had just six seats despite having seven passengers on board.
The plane came down about four miles from the Kingston airport shortly after 5 pm ET and all seven on board the plane died in the crash.
Prior to the crash, there was communication between the pilot and Kingston Flight Service Station.
The plane was reported missing when it failed to reach its destination. After crash landing, the emergency locator transmitter activated and Search and Rescue workers deployed to find the aircraft.
Emergency crews were called to the area around 5.30 pm ET but because it was difficult to access the heavily wooded crash site, police waited until Thursday morning to continue the investigation.
Investigations pilfered through the crash scene wreckage on Thursday morning and the TSB shared a harrowing image of the broken bits of metal lying in the trees.