Small Plane Crash-Lands in Canada
May. 18, 1998
CLARENVILLE, Newfoundland (AP) _ A small passenger plane carrying 10 people crash-landed Monday in central Newfoundland after an engine failure, rescue officials said. At least two people were seriously injured.
Rescuers were trying to determine if anyone was killed.
The Pilatus turbo-prop aircraft, operated by Kelner Airlines, went down in a boggy area just before attempting an emergency landing at the airport in Clarenville.
The plane, traveling from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Goose Bay in Labrador, reported engine trouble around 5 p.m. local time.
It disappeared from radar shortly after and crashed about 25 minutes later, said Lt. Commander Glen Chamberlain of the rescue center in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In his last communication, the pilot said he was gliding without power and was over a swampy area.