Ottawa man dead after plane crash near North Bay

An Ottawa man has been identified as the lone victim of a plane crash east of North Bay.

OPP say an Ultralight plane crashed yesterday in cottage country shortly before 10:00am.

Police say 20 to 25 cottage goers responded immediately, trying to douse the flames of the crash with buckets and coolers of water.

57-year-old Michael MacNeil was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was the operator and only occupant on the flight.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.