03/31/2016 07:56 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Plane carrying Lapierre relative makes emergency landing after engine trouble

BONAVENTURE, Que. — A plane carrying a dozen people, including the brother-in-law of the late Jean Lapierre, landed safely in the Gaspesie region after one of its engines shut down mid-flight.

The twin-engine plane, a Jetstream 32, had left the St. Hubert airport near Montreal on Wednesday night and made a stop in Quebec City on its way to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

It made an emergency landing at Bonaventure airport.

Lapierre's brother-in-law was headed to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine to join his wife, who is the late political commentator's only living sibling.

Lapierre, a former federal Liberal cabinet minister, was killed in a plane crash Tuesday along with his wife, sister and two brothers.

The family was headed to eastern Quebec following the death of Lapierre's father.

The Canadian Press

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