Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Small plane crashes near Quebec City, killing 2

Two people were killed and two survivors are in stable condition after a single-engine airplane travelling from Ontario to New Brunswick crashed in a remote area near Quebec City on Tuesday.

Search-and-rescue officials located the Piper plane carrying four people in the mountainous terrain of Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice-de-Buckland, about 65 kilometres southeast of Quebec City, provincial police said.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims, but an eastern Ontario woman confirmed to CBC News that her 27-year-old son, Jessie Barrie of Pakenham, Ont., was one of the two people killed in the crash.

According to Transport Canada's website, the aircraft is owned by the victim's father, William Barrie. But the woman said her husband was not on the flight.

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