Float plane crash on Yellowknife street kills two

Onlookers rush to help injured after plane crashes into house

Two people are dead and seven injured after a Twin Otter float plane crashed into a house on a Yellowknife street early Thursday afternoon. The plane went down on a narrow peninsula that juts out into Great Slave Lake after it clipped a building and hit some power lines. The plane, which is owned by Arctic Sunwest Charters, was carrying two crew members and seven passengers. People on the street reportedly rushed to clear debris and help the injured after the plane went down, the CBC reports. RCMP Const. Kathy Law told the CBC that the plane was coming in for a landing on Great Slave Lake when it crashed between two buildings. The identities of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

CBC News


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