Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A plane crash claimed five lives while landing in Ontario Province, Canada. The small Bearskins Airline plane was flying from Sioux Lookout to Red Lake when it burst into flames while landing Sunday evening.
‘When the plane hit the ground, it burst into flames,’ Sgt Rob McDonough told Kenora Online. ‘One of the passengers sitting in the rear of the plane was able to rescue a female passenger, also at the rear of the aircraft and drag her to safety.’
The five killed in the crash were discovered after firefighters put out the flames.
The two lone survivors were taken to a hospital in Red Lake to be treated for their injuries.
The crash site is being sealed until the Transportation Safety Board can investigate Monday.
The crash also caused a major power outage in the area since six utility poles were damaged in the landing.
Hydro One electrical company estimated that roughly 900 of its customers were without power following the crash.
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has already announced that power has been restored to all of their schools and a Tragic Event Response Team will be brought in Monday morning for any students who need them.