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Kangirsuk plane crash victims identified by police

06/15/2015 10:40 EDT | Updated 06/15/2016 05:59 EDT
The Sûreté du Québec have released the names of the three people killed in a plane crash near Kangirsuk, Nunavik, on Friday.

The three people are 77-year-old Jean Robert Corbin, 23-year-old Alexandre Veilleux, and 48-year-old Robert Drapeau.

Corbin, who was piloting the plane, was from Winnipeg. Drapeau and Veilleux, who were father and son, were both from Val-d'Or, Quebec.​

The Sûreté du Québec confirmed that they are investigating the crash, which occurred on the night of June 11 — Thursday — south of the Kangirsuk airport. CFB Trenton dispatched aircraft to the scene upon receiving an emergency locator transmitter message Thursday at 11:30 p.m.

The aircraft, a small, twin-engine Piper PA-23 Aztec, was not on a flight plan.

Transportation Safety Board officials said Friday that they were deciding whether or not to do a full investigation of the crash, and were hoping to reach a decision within 72 hours.

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