Four of the people aboard were injured, two of them critically, Sgt. Nolan Norman of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary told the Canwest News Service.
Two military search-and-rescue technicians parachuted to the remote crash scene in a wooded area from a C-130 Hercules airplane based in Nova Scotia, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., reported. Two military helicopters from bases in Newfoundland and Labrador then evacuated the crash victims and rescuers, the reports said.
The aircraft that crashed was reportedly a de Havilland fixed-wing Beaver, which were last produced in 1967.
Details on injuries weren't immediately available.