Plane crash near Canada’s N.W.T Fort Smith leaves 6 dead

Ottawa, (UNI) Six people died and only one survived the crash of a BAE Jetstream aircraft in the vicinity of Fort Smith, in Canada’s Northwest Territories (N.W.T) the coroner’s office for the territory said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said that it was deploying a team of investigators to investigate a plane crash in the N.W.T. Media further reported that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Rangers and the Royal Canadian Airforce took part in search and recovery efforts.

“The NWT Coroner Service has confirmed the death of four passengers and two Northwestern Air Lease crew members who were en route from Fort Smith to the Diavik Diamond Mine. There was one survivor, who was taken to the Fort Smith Health Center and then medevaced to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife,” the Coroner’s statement said.


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