Plane crashes in Canada; all passengers ‘accounted for’

09:35 • 14.12.17



All 25 passengers onboard the West Wind Aviation flight that crashed shortly after taking off from the Fond-du-Lac, Sask., airport Wednesday night "have been accounted for and removed from the scene of the crash," the RCMP said late Wednesday.


There were no fatalities, RCMP added in a 10:30 p.m. CST news release.


"There was no explosion or fire. A number of people have suffered injuries, some serious enough to require air ambulance services which are currently en route," the release said, according to CBC News.


The ATR-42 plane took off from the airport at around 6:15 p.m. CST. Onboard were 22 passengers and three
crew members — two pilots and a flight attendant.


Darryl McDonald of Louisdale, N.S., said both his mother Ernestine and sister Brenda were on the flight. They were flying to Prince Albert, Sask., for medical appointments. 





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