Monday 26 September 2016

Six killed as small plane crashes in Quebec

Published 29/03/2016 | 20:51

A small plane crashed in eastern Quebec killing six people
A small plane crashed in eastern Quebec killing six people

A small plane has crashed killing six people in eastern Quebec.

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An ambulance official confirmed the number of fatalities.

Police earlier said seven passengers were aboard the plane, which was privately owned.

The plane crashed in a field in Iles-de-la-Madeleine just off eastern Quebec. The cause is not immediately known.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is deploying a team of investigators to the site of the accident.

The ambulance official later said a seventh person on the plane suffered cardiac problems.

The plane was a Mitsubishi turboprop and is believed to have crashed short of a runway.

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