Recovery teams on frozen Lake Erie Friday raised the wrecked
fuselage of a Cessna 208 near Pelee Island, with the bodies of all
ten victims still inside the aircraft. The Caravan went down in bad
weather on January 17th, as it was returning a group of hunters
from the island to Windsor (ON).
All but one of the passengers aboard the flight, operated by
Georgian Express, were from Ontario. They were identified as Fred
Freitas, 39, and Larry Janik, 49, both of Kingsville; Ted Reeve,
54, Tom Reeve, 50, and Robert Brisco, 47, all of Chatham; Ronald
Spencler, 54, and Walter Sadowski, 49, both of Windsor, and Jim
Allen, 52, of Mitchell's Bay.