Manitoba Plane Crash Kills Two Winkler Men
WINNIPEG, MB — Two Winkler men are dead after a plane crashed to the east of Brunkild, Manitoba.
It departed St. Andrews Airport around 6:30pm Thursday.
RCMP were called once the Winkler-bound flight became overdue.
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) February 10, 2017
The Cessna 185 plane wasn’t located until about 1:00am Friday when it was spotted near PR 305.
Police have confirmed weather conditions were poor and visibility was low.
The victims are only being identified by age– a 41-year-old and a 60-year-old.
No other information is available, but police are assisting The Transportation Safety Board with the ongoing investigation.
Deploys a team to the site of an aircraft accident near Brunkild, MB https://t.co/sSiak4yeIr
— TSB of Canada (@TSBCanada) February 10, 2017
MyToba News is following this story and will provide updates as they become available.
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba News
With files from MyToba’s Kevin Klein
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