A small plane has crashed 15 kilometres southwest of Kitchener, just east of Plattsville.

OPP received a report of a missing man on Saturday.

They say he was piloting a small plane which left from a private airstrip around 11 a.m.

Chris Krepski, the spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, says the plane was returning to the airstrip after refueling at an airport in Tillsonburg.

“What we’ve been able to determine so far is that the aircraft struck terrain on approach.”

The fixed wing, single-engine aircraft was found just east of the airstrip on Township Road 12.

The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene, OPP have identified him as 67-year-old Raymond Taylor of Norwich Township.

No one else was on board the plane.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent investigators to the scene of the crash.