THREE DEAD, FOUR MISSING IN FLOAT PLANE CRASH IN CANADA
JONQUIERE, QUEBEC – An Air Saguenay float plane crashed on Monday, killing three people. Four are still missing after the plane crashed into a lake in Labrador, a remote part on the eastern coast of Canada, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
The pilot, two guides and four passengers were aboard the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. The 61-year-old pilot was among those confirmed dead. According to the airline company he was a very experienced pilot with over 20,000 flight hours. He had been with the company since 2011.
The float plane was operated by Air Saguenay, a small charter airline based in Jonquiere, Quebec.
The president of Air Saguenay – Jean Tremblay – said that the cause of the crash is still unknown, as are the whereabouts of the four people missing.
“It’s still too early to know what happened exactly,” Tremblay said. “We’re still hoping we’ll find some survivors.”