Three people dead after small plane goes down in NWT
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Three people dead after small plane goes down in NWT

FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. – The Transportation Safety Board says three people have died in a light plane crash on a lake west of Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories.

TSB spokesman Chris Krepski says a Cessna 206 plane operated by Simpson Air went down about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Little Doctor Lake.

A media spokesman for the N.W.T. Health Department says the male pilot and a female passenger were not injured.

Damien Healy says they were flown to the Fort Simpson Health Centre where they received counselling before being released.

Safety board investigators from Edmonton are being sent to the crash site.

Simpson Air’s website says it is a charter air service that offers adventure trips into the Mackenzie Mountains and the Nahanni National Park Reserve.

It also provides mail, cargo and grocery delivery, as well as medical, government and personal transportation to communities in the region.