Plane crash leaves seven people dead in Canada

Small plane crash leaves seven people dead in Quebec, Canadian officials say

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

In August 2015, four British tourists were killed in a plane crash during Canada sightseeing tour in Quebec province.

A small private jet has crashed on Canada's Magdalen Islands off its Atlantic coast on Tuesday, leaving seven dead, Canadian officials said.

Quebec provincial police confirmed on Twitter that all seven people on board have died.

"The crash took place in a field on approach to the airport," said Quebec provincial police Sgt Daniel Thibodeau, he described the weather conditions as "not ideal" for flying.

The crash took place as the turbo-prop aircraft carrying seven passengers and crew, reportedly including a local broadcast journalist and former member of parliament, was approaching for landing in foggy and windy weather, local ambulance chief Benoit Leblanc said.

Meanwhile, a Canadian transportation safety board team is going to the crash site in order to investigate the cause of incident.

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