Aviation News

October 25, 2010

One Dead as Plane Carrying 10 Crashes in Western Canada

More articles by »
Written by: BNO News
Tags: , , ,

One person was killed and several others were injured when a small plane carrying ten people crashed in western Canada, officials said.

The accident involving a Beech King Air 100 operated by Kenn Borek Air happened at around 11.20 a.m. local time, according to Sgt. Tim Taniguchi of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The plane went down at the Kirby Lake airstrip located southeast of the municipality of Conklin, a hamlet in northern Alberta province.

“Initial reports have advised that a 10 passenger twin engine plane activated its emergency beacon at approximable 11:20 AM and preformed a crash landing into the muskeg,” Taniguchi said. “The plane was traveling from Edmonton to the Kirby Lake airstrip.”

Taniguchi said the plane was in the process of landing at the time, but both he and Transport Canada said the cause of the crash was not immediately known.

The 911 dispatch center received a call at 11:37 a.m. and dispatched two Emergency Medical Services units from the Cenovous Energy plant. All available search and rescue units from Conklin, four ambulances and one fire truck from the City of Fort McMurray, as well as the STARS medivac from Fort McMurray were dispatched.

A National Search and Rescue team from Winnipeg was also dispatched to the crash site, and arrived there on board a Hercules aircraft.

“Initial reports indicate that 10 persons were on board the plane,” Taniguchi added. “All ten people on board have sustained injuries. It can be confirmed at this time there has been one fatality.”

Two of the injured were transported to Fort McMurray, while two others were flown to Edmonton. The rest of the victims were treated at the scene and were eventually transported to Edmonton.

“The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has been notified, as that is the agency responsible for investigations of aviation accidents,” said Melanie Orlowski, Regional Communications Officer for Transport Canada. “Transport Canada will cooperate fully with the TSB to provide any information required to assist in their investigation.”



About the Author

BNO News





 
 

 

Over the Edge: How Safe Are LaGuardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?
by Phil Derner Jr.
2

 
 

Today in Aviation History: December 16th

The midair collision of a United DC-8 and TWA Constellation over New York City, Concorde makes the first sub-3-hour Atlantic crossing, an Air Canada CRJ crashes, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff
726

 

 

Today in Aviation History: November 4th

Milestone: The first ever airship flight is completed between England and France. Tragedies: China Airlines and Bali Air Service flights overrun runways, and Balkan Bulgaran Airlines and Iberia flights crash while performing ap...
by admin

 
 

Today in Aviation History: October 29th

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 

Ghosts of Octobers Past

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.
by Justin Schlechter
0