A Ghost Plane Crashed In Ontario, Canada And Everyone Is Perplexed

While it’s not something that we generally like to think about, planes can crash for any number of reasons; sometimes there’s a mechanical error, sometimes the pilot makes a mistake, and sometimes it just seemingly happens. Regardless of how the accident occurs, it’s very rare for no bodies to be found after the crash.

On March 15th, a plane went down in Ontario, Canada. Police scoured the scene for all of the clues they could find, but they were still left scratching their heads. There was no body – alive or otherwise – to be found anywhere. Authorities on both sides of the border were left scratching their heads.

Here’s what we know about the ‘ghost plane’:

The aircraft that officials are now referring to as the “ghost plane” was a rented Cessna Skyhawk 172 from the Ann Arbor area of Michigan. It’s presumed that the aircraft ran out of fuel mid-flight.

The crash site was by the north shore of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada.

When police arrived on the scene, they anticipated finding at least a pilot. Strangely, there was no one around, nor were footprints found anywhere nearby that would suggest someone had survived and gone to search for help.

From the debris the aircraft left behind, it was determined that plane had run out of fuel while running on autopilot. Authorities noted that it was still in that mode when they sorted through the wreckage on the ground.

After some more searching, police found out the the aircraft – which was scheduled to leave from Ann Arbor and travel to Harbour Springs, Michigan – overshot its destination and ended up making its way to Canada instead. Since there was no evidence of injury or fatality in the immediate area, it was quickly becoming a missing persons case.

It was later discovered that the pilot was a University of Michigan graduate student named Xin Rong. He was 27 years old and a School of Information doctoral candidate. Though his body still hasn’t been discovered, police believe that there’s nothing to indicate that he survived the crash. All air and ground searches have since been suspended.

Some people think that it’s another D.B. Cooper-esque case, others believe that the pilot is dead. What do you think of the whole thing?

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Written by Shanda de Vries


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