Plane carrying 25 people crashes near northern Saskatchewan airport

Plane carrying 25 people crashes near northern Saskatchewan airport

"The rescue effort is the priority right now", RCMP spokesperson Paul Dederich was quoted by CBC News as telling mediapersons.

Laurent is a band councillor with the Fond-du-Lac Denesuline Nation and was travelling with his wife, Helen Laurent, and daughter when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport in the remote fly-in community of about 900.

Diane McDonald's mother, Ernestine McDonald, and sister Brenda McDonald were also passengers.

"His whole face is hurt because of the impact", he said of his mother.

"I just hope and pray that everyone is OK".

We heard noises from people screaming.

Her husband said that because there was no fire, there was initially some confusion as to where the plane had crashed. "They were all stuck between chairs and seats ...", he said about the passengers.

Sanger said when he got home he was shaking, shocked by what happened. All those who were [at the scene of the accident], "he testified".

Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected in Fond du Lac on Thursday.

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I want to say that our thoughts and hearts are with those affected by this accident and to thank the first responders in the region", said Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

The West Wind Aviation flight was bound for Stony Rapids when it crashed less than a kilometre from the airstrip in Fond Du Lac around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

West Wind Aviation said care is being provided to the 22 passengers and three crew of flight WEW282.

Officers from Stony Rapids are helping at the scene alongside local emergency responders.

Emergency services raced to the crash site along with search-and-rescue teams in a desperate bid to locate survivors.

Related News:

  • Kirsten Dunst expecting first child with Jesse Plemons

    Kirsten Dunst expecting first child with Jesse Plemons

    There aren't many details about her pregnancy just yet, as the couple is notoriously good at keeping things under wraps. It was revealed that Dunst and Plemons were dating in May 2016, when paparazzi caught them kissing behind a fence .
    Celtic are still sharp, says striker Dembele

    Celtic are still sharp, says striker Dembele

    Dembele is confident Celtic can shrug off any despondency from the weekend and return to winning ways. "He has an honest group of players who work very hard and make it difficult for you".
    Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.
  • Daisy Ridley calls 'Star Wars

    Daisy Ridley calls 'Star Wars

    You can purchase tickets here , then watch the trailer below to get excited for opening weekend of "The Last Jedi ". The highly-anticipated " Star Wars: The Last Jedi " opens on Thursday.
    Milan Teen Goalie in Tears as Fans Criticize Him for Multimillion Wage

    Milan Teen Goalie in Tears as Fans Criticize Him for Multimillion Wage

    The teenager broke into the first team as a 16-year-old, has played more than 80 times in Serie A and won four caps for Italy. Perhaps there is a gentleman who wants to organise something, but we will look out for Milan's interests in every arena.
    Italy declares state of emergency after Austrian gas plant blast

    Italy declares state of emergency after Austrian gas plant blast

    The plant at Baumgarten is one of Europe's key gas distribution points and as a result deliveries were quickly thought be in danger.
  • Tidal is reportedly having money problems

    Tidal is reportedly having money problems

    Stakeholders have lost about $500 million since Carter purchased TIDAL from its Norwegian owners for about $58 million in 2015. During negotiations, Schibsted claimed it had around 540,000 users, though the actual number appeared to be much lower.
    Fossil reveals human-sized penguin once roamed New Zealand

    Fossil reveals human-sized penguin once roamed New Zealand

    An ancient penguin which lived 60 million years ago was far more intimidating than today's charismatic tuxedoed birds. One Antarctic species, Palaeeudyptes klekowskii , could have been tall enough to peck Michael Jordan in the face.
    Gigi Hadid That Wasn't Armpit Hair, Guys ... Blame It On Wardrobe!

    Gigi Hadid That Wasn't Armpit Hair, Guys ... Blame It On Wardrobe!

    While the 22-year-old flaunted her best boxing and volleyball moves, it was her body hair that had people talking. Hadid shared a statement as the video was released, writing: "I love seeing everyone else's videos".
  • Apple Backs FaceID With $390M Production Boost

    Apple Backs FaceID With $390M Production Boost

    The award will be part of Apple's $1 billion "Advanced Manufacturing Fund" to foster innovation and create jobs, Apple said in a statement.
    ROY HARPER Will Return to ARROW

    ROY HARPER Will Return to ARROW

    The actor hasn't wanted to stay away, and now he is coming back again in Season least for a while. He chose to leave the show once his contract was up but later returned for an episode during Season 4.
    Facebook fires back at former exec who says it's 'ripping apart' society

    Facebook fires back at former exec who says it's 'ripping apart' society

    He claimed that its creators purposely made Facebook addictive , as it exploits vulnerabilities in the human psychology. Palihapitiya joins other former Facebookers who are voicing concern about the impact the social network is having.

Most liked

CBOE launches bitcoin futures index
But while volatile compared with traditional currencies or assets, the rise on Monday was relatively tame for bitcoin. Bitcoin futures listed on CBOE are based on the cryptocurrency's prices listed on the Gemini bitcoin exchange.

Three charged over viral shark-dragging video
Benac and Wenzel face an additional misdemeanor charge of illegal take. He then shot at it three more times, and then they pulled it on board.

Stock's Earnings Activity: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY)
Parthasarathy Krishnan, an officer at ( HMNY ), bought 250000 shares to bring his total ownership in the stock to 288,312 shares. Volume gives an investor an inspiration of the price action of a security and whether he should buy or sell the security.

WPI inflation up 0.7 pct in November 2017
The central bank's increased concern about inflation has prompted it to hold rates since a trim in August. The MPC also said that that inflation expectations, i.e., food and fuel inflation, edged up in November.

Senator Grassley expresses reservations on two Trump judge nominees
Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee. "I would advise the White House not to proceed". Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who recommended Talley to the president, were not returned.

Market Scan: Following Shares of Intel Corp
Shares of CenturyLink, Inc. 62 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 181,848 were reported by Amp Cap Invsts Ltd. The stock of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by Barclays Capital.

Chelsea join Arsenal and Liverpool in race to sign Thomas Lemar
The two English clubs now appear to have a third competitor for Lemar's signature with reports in France claiming that Chelsea have entered the race.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: How Controls Will Work on an Xbox Pad
If you're holding out for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' free trial on Xbox One, you may be waiting a little longer. Xbox One owners have been anticipating the launch of PUBG on the Xbox One since the game was announced at E3 2017.

See photos from Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's after-wedding party
Newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were clicked in the balcony of their resort in Tuscany, Italy, cuddling each other. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's dreamy wedding has left everyone spellbound because it was nothing less than a fairytale.

Anushka-Virat send out eco-friendly invites for their Mumbai reception
She will also start prepping for " Sui Dhaaga " as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Now, pictures of their Mumbai reception's invite, to be held on December 26, is nothing short of visual delight.

Lingering Lake Effect Snow Plus Arctic Cold
You can thank the northwest flow of air from Canada for all these little weak systems as well as the below average temperatures. We're partly to mostly cloudy again on Friday with chilly highs in the mid-30s, but at least winds are light.

Iranian president Considers US Decision on Al Quds a Plot
"It seems some countries are very timid of the United States". "Iran is ready to cooperate without preconditions with all Islamic countries to defend Jerusalem ".

Ohio College Student Attempted Trading Chicken Alfredo For Sex With Minor
Maruna allegedly told the officer that he was going to bring lube, Sprite, and chicken alfredo. Police claimed that during questioning, Maruna didn't seem to think what he did was wrong.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.