The pilot and sole occupant of an airplane that crashed while attempting to land in Oxford County has been identified as a 67-year-old man.

According to the OPP, Norwich Township resident Raymond Taylor was the pilot of the plane which disappeared after taking off from a private airfield in Blandford-Blenheim late Saturday morning.

He was reported missing later in the day. Police started searching the area Saturday night, and announced Sunday morning that they had found the plane at a property on Township Road 12 near Plattsville, about 15 kilometres southwest of Kitchener.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, has said that the fixed-wing, single-engine plane “struck terrain” while attempting to land at a private airfield in the area.