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Two dead in small plane crash in central Yukon: Alkan Air

WHITEHORSE — A pilot and passenger have been killed in the crash of a small plane in central Yukon. 

Whitehorse-based Alkan Air says its Cessna 208 Caravan crashed with two aboard on Tuesday on its way to Mayo, Yukon.

The plane was reported missing shortly after taking off and the wreckage was spotted on the north side of Mayo Lake.

A statement from Alkan Air says the company is working with emergency response personnel and local authorities to access the crash site.

The company says it is a heartbreaking time for those at Alkan Air and their hearts go out to everyone involved. (CKRW)

The Canadian Press