Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Engines on Jean Lapierre Plane Were Functioning at Time of Crash: TSB

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Engines on Jean Lapierre Plane Were Functioning at Time of Crash: TSB

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Engines on Lapierre plane were working: TSB

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ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, Que. - Initial assessments of the plane that crashed with Jean Lapierre and six other people on board indicate its engines were operational at the time of the accident, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Friday.

The former federal cabinet minister, his wife, three of his siblings and both crew members died Tuesday when their aircraft crashed on its landing approach about three kilometres from the Havre-aux-Maisons airport in Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

The TSB said the plane appeared to be flying level when it hit the ground.

A transport truck was expected to arrive at the scene Friday, with the wreckage to be examined during loading before being sent to Ottawa for further examination, investigator Andre Turenne told a news conference.

The process should take a few days. …

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