Plane Crashes Into ThinkwayToys Building North of Toronto Today

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  1. DrChrysler

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    The plane could been seen on the roof at Woodbine Ave. and Hooper Rd., engulfed in flames.


    A four-seater plane has crashed into the roof of an office building in Markham, Ont.

    Witnesses said the Cessna aircraft began trailing smoke soon after its takeoff from nearby Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport shortly before 12:30 p.m. ET. It made a hard right turn and rolled before it crashed into the roof of the two-storey building, they said.

    The plane could been seen on the roof at Woodbine Ave. and Hooper Rd., engulfed in flames.

    Though there have been no reports of deaths or injuries, there are "slim survivability chances" for those onboard, Markham fire Chief Bill Snowball told CBC News.

    Police evacuated the building, located at 8885 Woodbine Ave., while firefighters from departments in Markham and Toronto tackled and later extinguished massive flames.

    By 1:56 p.m., firefighters had completed primary and secondary searches of the site and confirmed everyone had been evacuated safely, Snowball said.

    Boyd did not say what may have caused the crash. Weather was not believed to be an issue.

    The plaza is less than a kilometre east of the airport, one of Canada's 10 busiest airfields.

    Its address is linked to Thinkway Toys, which manufactures and distributes toys internationally for Disney and Warner Bros., among others, according to Industry Canada.

    Calls to the company were met by static and then cut off.
     
  2. MegaMoonMan

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    What does this have to do with TFs?
     
  3. Foster

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    Moving to Toyark.
     
  4. Lazeric

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    Umm, ya think? Just think how close we were to them reporting "Calls to the company were answered with screams and demands to 'Save us!'"
     
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    So far two people are reported dead.

    Really very sad.
     
  6. RHansen

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    general discussion maybe?? this isn't about toys man

    this is brutal though, im sorry for the families involved
     
  7. Foster

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    Good call Randy. Thanks.
     
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    Holy Jeebus! That's out of the blue.
     
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    Literally...what's up with all the planes coming down lately?
     
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    Saw this on the news today. Yeah, it's sad that the pilot and his passenger died, but thankfully it looked like there wasn't a huge amount of damage to the building, so hopefully noone else was hurt.
     
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    Pretty crazy stuff. When I first heard the news I didn't realize it was in Markham (where I live).

    Sad about the two dead. At least everyone in the building escaped relatively unharmed.
     
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    Yikes!

    Sorry to hear that two have died in the crash, but glad that everyone evacuated out of the building safely.
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I guess the pilot wasn't...toying around. <YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH>
     

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