Update: 5 Killed in NW Ont. Plane Crash
Posted at: 11/10/2013 11:01 PM
| Updated at: 11/11/2013 11:55 AM
Ontario Provincial Police have released the hometowns of the five people killed in a plane crash near Red Lake on Sunday.
The Metro Fairchild plane operated by Bearskin Airlines crashed at about 6:34 p.m. on approach to Red Lake Airport. It had been flying from Sioux Lookout to Red Lake.
On Monday, the OPP said the victims included the two pilots, a 25-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. and a 34-year-old from Winnipeg. Three passengers, all from Red Lake, were also killed. The passengers were a 53-year-old woman, a 53-year-old man, and a 64-year-old woman.
Two other people suffered injuries which are not life-threatening. The names of the victims have not been released.
The OPP is assisting the Transportation Safety Board of Canada in the investigation.
It's not the first time a Bearskin plane has crashed. In May 1995, one of the airline's planes collided with a Piper Navajo near the Sioux Lookout airport, killing all eight people on board the two aircraft.
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