Transportation Safety Board investigators are on their way to the scene of Saturday’s midair collision in northern Saskatchewan that killed five people.
A Piper PA-28 and a Lake Buccaneer amphibious plane somehow came into contact with each other near St. Brieux, northeast of Saskatoon.
Pieces of two small planes involved lie scattered over more than a kilometre.
One of the planes is submerged in a small body of water, while other parts are littered on grassy fields and amongst trees.
Police say the Piper was on its way from Calgary to the airstrip in St. Brieux with two men and a young male, while the amphibious plane was flying from Regina to La Ronge, Sask. with a man and a woman on board.
Claude Bourgault, whose family operates farm equipment manufacturer Bourgault Industries which is based in St. Brieux, says the Piper was on its way to the company’s facilities.
(The Canadian Press)