Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Quebec plane crash: Four Britons killed - UK Foreign Office.Drive Hot News


The wreckage of a de Havilland Beaver seaplane which crashed in Quebec

Four Britons were among six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, the Foreign Office has said.
Five passengers and a pilot died when the Beaver aircraft they were in came down in woodland in the Les Bergeronnes area, Quebec province, on Sunday.
The identities of the British victims have not been released.
The FCO described the crash as a "tragic incident" and said it was in contact with the Canadian authorities.

'Remote' area

Reports quoted police as saying that all six who had been aboard the Air Saguenay plane had been found. Their bodies are said to have been handed over to the coroner's office.
The seaplane had taken off from Tadoussac, on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, located about 270km (167 miles) north east of Quebec City, on Sunday evening (local time).
An Air Saguenay official said the flight was supposed to last 20 minutes and flying conditions at the time were "excellent".nvestigators have been hindered by bad weather and the inaccessible terrain.
Ryan Hicks, a reporter with CBC, said the area where the plane went down was "very remote". Authorities had to parachute into the site, he added.
Jean-Marc Ledoux, from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said it would be some time before the cause of the crash was known.
"We're taking the time to conduct a thorough investigation, and because it was a smaller plane there was no flight data record, which will obviously make matters more difficult," he said.