Two Quebecers perish in a plane crash in Saskatchewan

News 27 August, 2017
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    Junior Verreault, 35 years.

    QMI agency

    Sunday, 27 August 2017 14:35

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    Two Quebecois, a father and his son, perished in an airplane accident in Saskatchewan on Thursday night.

    The pilot Junior Verreault, 35 years old, and his father, Yvon, 60 years old, had to go in the surrounding areas of Calgary to pick up a new device.

    The aircraft operated by the tandem crashed shortly after takeoff at the airport of Swift Current, in the south-west of Saskatchewan.

    A farmer in the area, Dan Leshures, when he witnessed the crash. In an interview with the Regina Leader Post, he said that he had noticed that the aircraft took off not fast. “He leaned on the right, and then left in a spiral towards the ground,” said Mr. Leshures, who rushed to the crash site after having called the emergency services.

    Upon his arrival, other witnesses were already on the spot with fire extinguishers. According to him, only the tail of the aircraft was relatively intact.

    The plane caught fire after the impact. However, persons on-site have been able to prevent it spreads in the field of barley which crashed the device.

    It was only after the intervention of the fire brigade that it has been possible to discover the two bodies in the carcass of the plane.

    The Office of the transportation Safety board (TSB) is conducting an investigation to understand the circumstances of the tragedy.

    – With the information of Marie-Claude Paradis-Smith