Britons killed in seaplane crash in Canada

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Two De Havilland Beaver seaplanes in flight.

FOUR unnamed Britons were among six people killed when a seaplane crashed in Canada on Sunday August 23, according to the British Foreign Office. 

Five passengers and the pilot were all killed when the Air Saguenay Beaver Seaplane crashed in the remote Les Bergeronnes area of Quebec province. The bodies were found the following day and taken to the local coroner’s office. The pilot has been named as Romain Desrosiers, whilst the other passenger was a French female.

It appears that this was a routine sightseeing tour which went horribly wrong and recent bad weather has hindered the investigation, although the skies were apparently clear on the day of the crash. The aircraft is reported to have been built in 1956 but had recently been fitted with a new motor.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “Sadly, four British nationals were on board the plane that crashed in Les Bergeronnes, Canada.

“Our deepest sympathies are with their friends and family at this difficult time. Our consular officers are ready to provide assistance and we will remain in contact with Canadian authorities regarding this tragic incident.”


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