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2 Regina victims of crash of small planes identified

05/14/2012 10:53 EDT | Updated 07/14/2012 05:12 EDT

The names of the two people from Regina who died after two small planes collided midair on the weekend, killing all five aboard, have been identified.

According to an online obituary posted on saskobits.com, Joy Jackson, 57, and Eric Jackson, 60, were from the Saskatchewan capital.

Their northbound plane was leaving Regina, while the other plane, going eastbound, was leaving Mossleigh, Alta.

The three other victims, who were headed for St. Brieux, Sask., are:

- Eric Donovan, 38, a grain truck driver, and his son Wade, 11, of Mossleigh, Alta.

- Pilot Denny Loree, a farmer in his 50s from Nanton, Alta.

CBC has been told Eric Jackson was a member of the Regina Flying Club, and that he and Joy Jackson were in an amphibious aircraft headed for La Ronge.

Officials with the Transportation Safety Board are on the scene today trying to figure out what happened.

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