A husband and wife are dead after a small plane crashed in Brantford Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to the Brantford Municipal Airport, located at 110 Aviation Avenue, at around 8 a.m. after a Piper-Arrow plane crashed.

County of Brant, County of Brant Fire Service and County of Brant Ambulance Service responded to the scene.

The couple, from Brampton, was pronounced dead following the crash. They were later identified by officers as 81-year-old Mildred Chamberlain and 76-year-old Ronald Chamberlain.

“He wanted his granddaughter to be a pilot just like him,” a neighbour of the couple said.

“He was a super nice old man who used to come over and talk with us. He used to have a great time with us. Everybody in the neighbourhood knows him. It’s a tragedy.”

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the crash.

“We are going to examine the wreckage and try to determine the cause of the accident,” spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada Ken Webster said.

“We’ve seen lots of small aircrafts with various degrees of mechanical problems or weather related, environmental problems, all kinds of problems so we can’t pin point any with this aircraft at the moment but if we do find something that’s more of a systemic issue then we’ll try to kind that word out right away so that safety action can be taken.”