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Aircraft catches fire at Caledon flight school


March 5, 2019
By The Canadian Press

Mar. 5, 2019, Caledon, Ont. - Officials in Caledon, Ont., say a person who was missing after a fire broke out at a local flight school Monday morning has been accounted for.

The municipality says in a statement that the blaze at the Brampton Flying Club, located near the boundary between Caledon and Brampton, Ont., began after 10 a.m. when an aircraft inside a hanger caught fire.

The town says crews found the plane engulfed in flames when they arrived and were soon battling a larger fire as the blaze spread to the rest of the building.

Caledon officials say that by early afternoon the hangar and a number of aircraft were destroyed.

They say there were no injuries and fire crews will remain on scene throughout the evening.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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