The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a fatal plane crash in the Verner area.

The plane went down around 12:45pm Sunday prompting a response from the West Nipissing Police, OPP and West Nipissing Firefighters.

People who called emergency responders about the crash also reported dark smoke billowing into the air.

The plane burst into fire when it crashed however the firefighters had the flames out after they arrived.

Police are holding off on identifying who died until next of kin have been notified.