DHC-2 Beaver Aircraft Plane Crash

On Monday at approximately 11:30pm the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax received a call about an overdue aircraft.

We spoke with Major Mark Norris the officer in charge at the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax.

He says the overdue aircraft which departed from a fishing lodge at Cross Road Lake off side of Sevierville Quebec.

According to the VOCM news:

Three bodies were located yesterday, and searchers are still looking for the remaining four people who were on board the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft.

The effort has been handed over to RCMP as a missing person’s case.

Quebec media have identified 61-year-old Gilles Morin as the pilot of the DHC-2 Beaver.

Morin was a pilot with Quebec-based Air Saguenay which did work with Three Rivers Lodge based at Crossroads Lake in Labrador.

Jean Tremblay who owns the aircraft contracted to Three Rivers Lodge in Labrador says they’re not sure if the plane crashed on landing or take-off.

He says when the aircraft failed to return to base camp as scheduled, they engaged their emergency plan.

OK Radio will have more information once we are updated from Maj. Mark Norris.