Aircraft crash in Saskatchewan

News 14 December, 2017
  • QMI agency

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 22:09

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 23:35

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    FOND-DU-LAC – A plane carrying 25 people crashed in the Fond-du-Lac in northern Saskatchewan, in the late afternoon, said royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP).

    According to the federal police, the aircraft crashed at around 18: 15 local time, more or less a kilometre from the airport of this small isolated village is located near the border with the northwest Territories.

    The first information indicates that several people among the 22 passengers and three crew members suffered serious injuries, but the police did not reported any death in the evening.

    The RCMP, supported by the royal canadian air force and members of the Search and Rescue program, has launched a relief operation to help the wounded.

    According to CTN News, the device would be an ATR 42, a transport aircraft passenger turboprop, which is owned by West Wind Aviation, a company based in Saskatoon. The device flew to Stony Rapids, another small village located a few tens of kilometers from Fond-du-Lac, when the crash occurred, said a spokesperson of the company to the television channel.

    The Office of the transportation safety board of Canada has been notified and is expected to launch an investigation, said RCMP.