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Plane Crashes in St. Lawrence River

December 7, 1998

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) _ A twin-engine plane with at least 11 people aboard crashed today in shallow waters of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

Three people were rescued from the water and were being flown to a hospital, a search and rescue official said in Halifax.

Some of the other people were clutching onto the plane’s fuselage, Lt. Jason Proulx said. He did not know the extent of injuries or whether anyone aboard was killed.

``It’s sitting in shallow water and the tail is the only thing out of the water,″ said Proulx.

The plane went down near the Quebec town of Baie-Comeau, about 180 miles northeast of Quebec City.

Authorities said the plane had been en route from Baie-Comeau to Rimouski, Quebec.

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