Former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre reported on plane that crashed killing six

News Mar 29, 2016 by Allan Woods OurWindsor.Ca

MONTREAL — All seven people aboard a plane that crashed as it was trying to land in Quebec’s Magdalen Islands are dead.

There were media reports that former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre, a former Liberal transport minister who went on to prominence as a political analyst on television and radio, was on the plane. The Star could not confirm Lapierre was on board.

The Surete du Quebec confirmed Tuesday afternoon that all those on board the turbo-prop airplane died. Benoit Leblanc, a supervisor with Ambulance Leblanc, said in an interview with radio station FM93 that six of the passengers were dead by the time that paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident. A seventh person survived long enough to be transported to hospital but died from their injuries, Leblanc said.

The airplane, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Turbo-prop, crashed just north of the island’s airport, the Transportation Safety Board said in a news release. The agency, which investigates all air, marine and rail accidents, has dispatched a team of investigators to the crash site.

Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau, a spokesperson with the provincial police force, said that the force received a call at 11:40 a.m. local time about an airplane that had crashed during its landing approach.

Thibeaudeau said the weather conditions at the time “weren’t ideal” and included snow and strong winds, but said it would be up to police investigators and the safety board to determine the causes of the crash.

Toronto Star

Former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre reported on plane that crashed killing six

Quebec police say seven passengers were aboard plane, which was privately owned

News Mar 29, 2016 by Allan Woods OurWindsor.Ca

MONTREAL — All seven people aboard a plane that crashed as it was trying to land in Quebec’s Magdalen Islands are dead.

There were media reports that former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre, a former Liberal transport minister who went on to prominence as a political analyst on television and radio, was on the plane. The Star could not confirm Lapierre was on board.

The Surete du Quebec confirmed Tuesday afternoon that all those on board the turbo-prop airplane died. Benoit Leblanc, a supervisor with Ambulance Leblanc, said in an interview with radio station FM93 that six of the passengers were dead by the time that paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident. A seventh person survived long enough to be transported to hospital but died from their injuries, Leblanc said.

The airplane, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Turbo-prop, crashed just north of the island’s airport, the Transportation Safety Board said in a news release. The agency, which investigates all air, marine and rail accidents, has dispatched a team of investigators to the crash site.

Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau, a spokesperson with the provincial police force, said that the force received a call at 11:40 a.m. local time about an airplane that had crashed during its landing approach.

Thibeaudeau said the weather conditions at the time “weren’t ideal” and included snow and strong winds, but said it would be up to police investigators and the safety board to determine the causes of the crash.

Toronto Star

Former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre reported on plane that crashed killing six

Quebec police say seven passengers were aboard plane, which was privately owned

News Mar 29, 2016 by Allan Woods OurWindsor.Ca

MONTREAL — All seven people aboard a plane that crashed as it was trying to land in Quebec’s Magdalen Islands are dead.

There were media reports that former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre, a former Liberal transport minister who went on to prominence as a political analyst on television and radio, was on the plane. The Star could not confirm Lapierre was on board.

The Surete du Quebec confirmed Tuesday afternoon that all those on board the turbo-prop airplane died. Benoit Leblanc, a supervisor with Ambulance Leblanc, said in an interview with radio station FM93 that six of the passengers were dead by the time that paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident. A seventh person survived long enough to be transported to hospital but died from their injuries, Leblanc said.

The airplane, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Turbo-prop, crashed just north of the island’s airport, the Transportation Safety Board said in a news release. The agency, which investigates all air, marine and rail accidents, has dispatched a team of investigators to the crash site.

Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau, a spokesperson with the provincial police force, said that the force received a call at 11:40 a.m. local time about an airplane that had crashed during its landing approach.

Thibeaudeau said the weather conditions at the time “weren’t ideal” and included snow and strong winds, but said it would be up to police investigators and the safety board to determine the causes of the crash.

Toronto Star