Small plane crash kills three in Potter County, PA

Posted at 9:10 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 11:09:20-04

Authorities in Pennsylvania say they have found a small plane that had been missing since Sunday night . The McKean County Sheriff's Office confirms that search teams found the aircraft in Potter County on Monday night.

According to the Potter County Coroner, the three people who died in the crash are Rifat Tawfig, Corey Mijac, and Benjamin Jeffries. All three are Canadian.

No further details were released, including the status of the plane. 

Search crews had been looking for the single engine Piper Cherokee since aviation officials lost contact with the plane on Sunday night. The aircraft was flying from Richmond, Virginia to St. Catharines, Ontario when it changed course to avoid a thunderstorm. The last signal officials had from the plane came near Keating Summit, Pennsylvania. 

This is a developing story we will bring the latest as soon as more information becomes available.