Canadian charter plane down with 7 aboard

July 14, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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SCHEFFERVILLE, Quebec, July 14 (UPI) -- The Canadian military staged an air rescue Monday after a charter fishing plane with seven aboard crashed in Labrador near the Quebec border, police said.

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.

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