PICKERING, Ont. — Durham Regional Police say three people were killed
after a small plane crashed Thursday night in a field northeast of

Police say the single-engine, four-seater Beech 33 went down in north Pickering.

Sgt. Nancy VanRooy said a police helicopter was sent out after the plane disappeared from radar around 7 p.m.

The crew found the crash site in a field near Highway 407, in the Whitevale Road and Sideline 24 area.

An air ambulance crew found that the three occupants had died at the scene.

News reports said the plane was used by Seneca College, which has a flight training centre.

The age and gender of the victims has not been released.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are at the site trying to determine what caused the crash.