Report: Oakland man killed in Quebec plane crash

Posted Sept. 03, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 03, 2014, at 8:09 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A man killed in a plane crash in Quebec on Tuesday has been identified as an Oakland resident, according to a report.

According to a report from the French newspaper Plein Jour de Baie-Comeau, the dead man has been confirmed as William McKay, 68.

McKay was piloting the float plane based out of the Waterville area, according to the report. McKay’s son and daughter were passengers, the report said. Their names were not disclosed.

The crash occurred just north of Baie Comeau, Quebec, shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday. McKay’s children were able to escape from the wreckage and walk away from the crash, which occurred in a wooded area less than 18 miles north of Baie Comeau, a Canadian rescue official said Tuesday.

They were picked up by a Hydro Quebec crew and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Canadian authorities are investigating the crash.