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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

(CNN) —  

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.