Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Plane Crash Shortly after Takeoff from Saskatchewan Airport Kills Two People

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Plane Crash Shortly after Takeoff from Saskatchewan Airport Kills Two People

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Two dead in Saskatchewan plane crash

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SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Two people have been killed in a plane crash into a field near Swift Current, Sask.

The city says in a release that a small, single-engine aircraft went down less than a kilometre from the Swift Current Airport shortly after taking off on Thursday night.

Police say officers and emergency services personnel found the two dead at the scene.

Duane Smith was one of the people who reported the crash, explaining he was out with a group of people near the airport when they saw smoke just south of an acreage.

"We jumped in a vehicle and headed there. It was only about a mile away from us and we could see it in the field right away. It was billowing smoke and a ball of flames in a standing crop," Smith told CJME radio. …

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