In 2017 A Light Plane Crashed In Canada, But The 27-Year-Old Pilot Mysteriously Disappeared

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In March 2017 a light aircraft crashed near Manitouwadge, Ontario, a township more than 200 miles from Thunder Bay in Canada. However, when rescuers approached the wreckage, something curious struck them. There was no sign of a pilot – no body would be found in or in the vicinity of the plane.

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Even more curiously, although snow covered the ground, there were no footprints nearby. Whoever had flown the plane had vanished without a trace. Moreover, no sign of the man who had rented the aircraft could be found in the months that followed. Indeed, his fate remained a mystery, leaving just the wreckage.

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Image: YouTube/Xin Rong

Although the authorities were able to trace who the pilot had been, a man later named as PhD student Xin Rong, this didn’t help locate him. Eventually, six months after the wreck’s discovery, his wife, Surong Ruan, petitioned a Michigan court to provide a declaration that he was dead.

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