Canadian small plane crash kills 4

by nph | January 11th, 2012

January 11, 2012

A Keystone Air Service plane coming from Winnipeg crashed in North Spirit Lake, Ontario, on Tuesday, killing four of the five people on board, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.

The twin-engine Piper PA31-250 plane crashed at about 10 a.m. during a blinding blizzard. After the crash, the plane burst into flames, killing the pilot and three passengers. One passenger survived.

Two of the passengers who died were employees of Aboriginal Strategies, Inc. (ASI), a Winnipeg-based native consulting firm, while another was a resident of North Spirit Lake.

The passenger who survived also worked for ASI.

“We grieve together with their families and extend our deepest condolences,” an ASI employee said in an email statement.

“We extend our gratitude to the many North Spirit Lake community members that assisted with the rescue efforts and with communications with our office during this stressful time.

“Many thanks for the overwhelming support that has been communicated to us from our client community, which has become like family to us, and from many other people and businesses with whom we work every day.”

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