POLITICS

Plane crashes in Nunavut, one dead: Airline says

12/22/2012 11:28 EST | Updated 02/21/2013 05:12 EST
SANIKILUAQ, Nunavut - A plane crashed in Nunavut Saturday evening, killing one person.

Perimeter Aviation confirms its plane went down in the community of Sanikiluaq, located on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay.

Airline President Mark Wehrle says Nunavut authorities have told him that one person died, and an undetermined number of others on board were injured.

He says there were were two crew members, six adult passengers and one infant on board.

One of the pilots was flown to Winnipeg for treatment, the other was being treated at the scene. There was no immediate information on the condition of the surviving passengers.

The flight originated in Winnipeg and crashed around 6 p.m. eastern time near the airport in the Nunavut community, Wehrle said.

Perimeter Aviation is based in Winnipeg and operates more than 30 aircraft. Its website says it offers air ambulance, charters and cargo services to destinations throughout North America.