09/17/2011 06:21 EDT | Updated 11/17/2011 05:12 EST

Quebec Floatplane Crash: Passenger Dies, Pilot Injured

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LA TUQUE, Que. - One man is dead and another critically injured after a floatplane crashed in Quebec.

The accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Friday on a lake near La Tuque, about 300 kilometres north of Montreal.

Witnesses reported the pilot tried to land the aircraft on several occasions without success.

The passenger, a 54-year-old man from Candiac, Que., died from his injuries.

The 48-year-old pilot from Montreal remains in hospital.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.