News Float plane crash near Sudbury under investigation, pilot still missing SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 2016 The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a float plane crash near Sudbury. A 32-year-old male passenger was rescued with minor injuries, but the 60-year-old pilot is still missing. The plane went down on Fairbank Lake near Whitefish Ontario. Search and rescue teams were sent to the scene last night, and an underwater recovery team will resume the search today. The plane is believed to be at the bottom of the lake, and the cause of the crash is unknown.