Crash pilot makes community donation

After a strong gust of wind overturned this Cessna float plane in the Gore Bay Harbour Friday afternoon, a crane from Dad’s Sales and Service was called in to assist with the removal. No spillage occurred as a result of the accident. photo by Steph Burt Hillyard

GORE BAY—A Goderich man who was fortunate not to sustain injuries after the float plane he was operating crashed on the water in Gore Bay July 22 has high praise for the assistance he received from many local residents after the accident occurred. And to show his appreciation he has made a donation to the Gore Bay Fish and Game Club (GBFGC).

Richard H. Peever, in an August 2, 2016 letter sent to Chris Robinson, chair of the GBFGC, and Gore Bay Mayor Ron Lane, stated, “please find enclosed a donation to the Gore Bay Fish and Game Club. This donation is to thank the many people who assisted me when I had the float plane accident on July 22, 2016. I certainly appreciated their assistance and support.”

“Small towns are great,” added Mr. Peever.

Mr. Robinson told the Recorder the donation to the GBFGC was in the amount of $1,000. “It is certainly appreciated,” he added.