Barenaked Ladies frontman survives crash

Private float-plane goes down Sunday in Ontario

TORONTO -- Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson and three others have survived a float-plane crash near Bancroft, in southeastern Ontario, the band's manager, Adam Smith, said in an e-mail.

The private float-plane went down Sunday afternoon.

Robertson's friend Gord Peel told The Intelligencer that the other passengers were Robertson's wife, Natalie, and their friends Julie and Jeff Jones.

Smith said Sunday night in an e-mail that everyone was fine, but would make no other comment.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was assessing the scene of the accident, spokeswoman Julie Leroux said Monday.
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