Plane overturns while taking off in Kenora

Kenora OPP and the Canadian Transport Safety Board are investigating the report of an overturned airplane near Johnson’s Island by Golf Course Bay this morning.
The incident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. when the American-registered Cessna 260, carrying a pilot and one passenger, was in the process of taking off from the Ministry of Natural Resources base in Kenora.
It banked, hit the water, and flipped over, police said.
Both the pilot and passenger were taken to Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora for treatment. The passenger later was transferred to Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre for further treatment.
Their conditions were not released.
In other news, Kenora OPP is looking into a report of a suspicious person in the Matheson Bay Road area.
Shortly after 3 a.m. today, police received a complaint that a man had been seen staring in the window at the residence. The man apparently used a ladder to help him reach the window.
No entry was gained to the residence, police said.
Police searched the area but were unable to locate anyone.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old Kenora male was charged with assault following an incident which occurred last night in Keewatin.
The man was charged after police received information that a 17-year-old youth had been struck several times. The youth did not require medical attention and the accused was slated to appear in court this morning.
Investigation into the case is continuing.