Saskatchewan Plane Crash: 2 Planes Discovered Near St. Brieux, Northeast Of Saskatoon

CP  |  By Posted: 05/12/2012 7:03 pm Updated: 05/15/2012 12:18 pm

ST. BRIEUX, Sask. - RCMP are confirming that five people have died in the mid-air collision of two small planes in Saskatchewan.

Police issued a news release saying a Lake Buccaneer amphibious plane was en-route from Regina to La Ronge with an adult male and female on board.

The second plane was a Piper PA-28 travelling from Calgary to St. Brieux, northeast of Saskatoon.

It had two adult males and one young male aboard.

Capt. Robert Landriault at the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont, says the centre was alerted Saturday morning that aircraft wreckage was discovered near St. Brieux.

He says police responded to the scene, and determined there was actually wreckage from two planes.

Police say the first plane they found was submerged in a small body of water and their investigation has determined it collided with the second plane.

They say their underwater recovery team will remain at the scene until dusk.

The Transportation Safety Board says investigators are on their way to the area.

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  • RCMP Corporal Rob King speaks with media a Saturday mid-air collision near St. Brieux, Sask., Sunday, May 13, 2012. Transportation Safety Board investigators are on their way to the scene of Saturday's midair collision in northern Saskatchewan that killed five people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

  • Wreckage of one of two planes that crashed near St. Brieux, Sask., Sunday, May 13,2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

  • RCMP Corporal Rob King speaks with media near one of two plane crash sites near St. Brieux, Sask, Sunday, May 13,2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

  • A piece of a plane, believed to be a wing, that was found by a local farmer, after a small plane mid-air collision near St. Brieux, Sask. Sunday, May 13,2012. A Piper PA-28 and a Lake Buccaneer amphibious plane somehow came into contact with each other Satuday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

  • The RCMP underwater recovery team searches the wreckage of one of two plane involved in a mid-air collision, near St. Brieux,Sask. on Sunday March 13, 2012. Transportation Safety Board investigators are on their way to the scene of Saturday's midair collision in northern Saskatchewan that killed five people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

  • The RCMP underwater recovery team searches the wreckage of one of two plane involved in a mid-air collision, near St. Brieux,Sask. on Sunday March 13, 2012. Transportation Safety Board investigators are on their way to the scene of Saturday's midair collision in northern Saskatchewan that killed five people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

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