Tuesday, November 28, 2023

6 dead after plane crashes in Alberta

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File photo of a Piper PA 32 craft Six people died after a single engine Piper PA 32 plane crashed in Canada Bob AdamsFlickr Creative Commons

A small plane crashed west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, according to Canadian authorities, killing six people on Saturday.

The Illustrious Canadian Mounted Police said the plane with a pilot and five travelers on board took off from Springbank Air terminal, only west of the city, on Friday night and was set out toward Salmon Arm, English Columbia.

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It was accounted for late by the Joint Salvage Coordination Center in Trenton, Ontario, and police say the middle reached them regarding the plane at 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police say an Imperial Canadian Flying corps Hercules plane was dispatched to look for the missing airplane and searchers found it on Mount Bogart, around 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of Calgary, by focusing on a crisis finder transmitter.

The Hercules group and Alberta Parks Mountain Salvage responders who were likewise dispatched to the scene affirmed there were no survivors.

A Transportation Safety Board spokesperson claims that the plane in question was a Piper PA-32 with only one engine. The board is looking into the crash.

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