Seven people were killed when a small plane with engine trouble crashed and burned after takeoff early Wednesday at Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage airport. Authorities at the international airport said the pilot contacted the control tower shortly after takeoff at 6 a.m. ET to report engine trouble with the aircraft. The chartered twin-engine Beechcraft King Air plane crashed moments later in a private field about two kilometres northwest of the airport and burst into flames. Five passengers and two crew members on board were killed.