Friday, September 23, 2011

Pilot missing after plane crashes in Northwest Territories, Canada.

WRIGLEY, N.W.T. — A pilot is missing after his plane crashed near Wrigley, N.W.T., Friday.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. while the plane was travelling from Fort Simpson to a camp in Wrigley.

Air controller Tanya Coates from the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., said the Cessna aircraft was found approximately 20 km from the camp in a mountainous area.

Coates said the sole occupant — a male pilot — is still missing. Two helicopters are currently searching for the man.

On Thursday, a Twin Otter float plane crashed in Yellowknife's Old Town area killing the two pilots and injuring seven passengers.

In August, 12 were killed when a Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed near Resolute Bay, N.W.T.

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