Barenaked Ladies singer unscathed in plane crash
The lead singer of the Canadian pop band Barenaked Ladies and three other people survived a plane crash in rural southeastern Ontario, authorities said Monday.
Ed Robertson’s Cessna 206 floatplane crashed in a wooded area near Bancroft, Ontario, on Sunday afternoon as he was trying to take off from Baptiste Lake, Ontario Provincial police Sgt. Bruce Quigg said. Quigg said no one in the plane was injured.
Robertson’s friend Gord Peel told The Belleville Intelligencer newspaper that the other passengers were Robertson’s wife, Natalie, and their friends Julie and Jeff Jones.
Peel said the plane stalled but Robertson managed to set it straight down into the trees with its nose resting on the ground. They had to get out through the windows but did not have a scratch, he said.
Robertson is host of “Ed’s Up” on the Outdoor Life Network. The show documents his travels by plane.