Canada plane crash: 5 die in regional airliner in Ontario; 2 escape burning plane

Story highlights

  • Bearskin Airlines flight crashes just short of runway in Red Lake, Ontario
  • One passenger pulls another to safety before flames engulf plane
  • Two pilots, three passengers killed
  • All aboard were Canadian citizens
Five people died when a regional airliner crashed and caught fire just short of a runway in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, police said.
Two people survived the Bearskin Airlines crash Sunday night, said Ontario police Sgt. Rob McDonough. He said a male passenger managed to pull a female passenger to safety before the plane was engulfed by flames.
Two pilots and three passengers died. They were not identified.
McDonough said everyone aboard was a Canadian citizen.
The 19-passenger Metro Fairchild had taken off from Sioux Lookout.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said its investigators would arrive at the scene Monday.