Authorities in Ontario are investigating a mysterious small airplane crash that appears to involve a University of Michigan student.
The graduate student, who has not been identified, was last seen Wednesday, March 15, said Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security, according to MLive.
The student, who is apparently male according to the site, then rented a single engine Cessna 172 at Ann Arbor Airport that day.
The unidentified University of Michigan grad student rented a small plane on March 15 at the Ann Arbor Airport (above)
The plane was found late that night crashed in a woodsy area of Manitouwadge (pictured) with the student nowhere to be found
The plane’s wreckage was found 11:38pm Wednesday night in a woodsy area of Manitouwadge, about 37.3 miles, east of the town of Marathon, according to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police.
The wreckage was about 460 miles northwest of Ann Arbor Airport by air.
Mysteriously, the student was not in the wreckage, nor was there any sign of anyone around the wreckage, or having walked away from the wreckage, said authorities.
The University of Michigan (above) missing student’s case is being handled by the Michigan State Police and the University of Michigan Police Department
Officials did not find anyone in the nearby area.
Authorities are still not saying what they think might have happened to the student, who is considered missing.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is taking over the crash investigation.
The missing person’s case is being handled by the Michigan State Police and the University of Michigan Police Department, said Upnorthlive.