Red Lake Plane Crash
RED LAKE – UPDATED 23:20EST – The OPP Red Lake detachment are on the scene of a plane crash in Red Lake. Officers are assisting with emergency crews, following a plane crash.
Red Lake Fire Chief Wayne Scarrow reports that two individuals have been sent to hospital.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will deploy a team tomorrow morning to the site of a fatal aircraft accident in Red Lake, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
Five Fatalities aboard Bearskin Airlines Crash
Five other people were onboard the aircraft. The Transport Safety Board is confirming there were fatalities in the incident.
OPP Sergeant Rob McDonough has confirmed that five people died as a result of the crash.
The two pilots of the Bearskin Airways plane and three of the passengers are dead. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Sources now confirm the flight was a Bearskin Airlines flight.
Sources tell NNL that the flight was a Winnipeg bound flight taking off from Red Lake, the flight reportedly originated in Sioux Lookout.
We are awaiting confirmation on the airline. It can be confirmed it is NOT a Wasaya Airways aircraft.
Weather conditions in Red Lake tonight, are snowing with a temperature of -11c and a wind chill of -19c.
There is light snow, and drifting snow with a northwest wind at 18 kilometres.
Power out for 1231 Homes in Red Lake
Hydro One is sending crews to assist.
The crash has left 1231 residents of Red Lake without power.
When the plane went down, six power poles were impacted. Hydro One estimates it will take until at least 02:30AM CST to restore power.
NetNewsLedger.com would like to extend our condolences to the families and friends of the five individuals who have perished in this crash, and best wishes for a fast and speedy recovery to the injured.