Three dead in plane crash near lake in remote northern Quebec region

first_imgMONTREAL — Three people are dead after a plane crashed in a remote region of northern Quebec.The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton says a Hercules aircraft was dispatched on Friday evening near Lac Boulene to respond to an emergency locator beacon.Search and rescue technicians parachuted to the site where they found three people without vital signs and they were pronounced dead.Capt. Trevor Reid says a fourth person in the plane was still alive and transported by Griffon helicopter to nearby Chibougamau, about 700 kilometres north of Montreal, for further medical treatment.Quebec provincial police say that man was released from hospital and will meet with investigators.They say the families of the three male victims have been notified, but police won’t be releasing their identities for now.Police say the men were friends heading for a fishing expedition in the area.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is aware of the incident, which is believed to have occurred around 4:30 p.m., and it is currently assessing the situation.The Canadian Presslast_img read more