Passenger and Pilot Found in Good Condition After Plane Crash in N.W.T.


Two people were found in good condition Friday a day after the plane they were aboard crashed in the Northwest Territories.

Searchers had been looking for the plane.

David Lavallee, public affairs officer with 1 Canadian Air Division, said a civilian helicopter found the survivors on a small island in Gordon Lake.

“The two people are alive and in good condition.”

The helicopter will bring the pilot and passenger to Yellowknife, Lavallee said.

The following is a story we published earlier today.

Trenton Search and Rescue along with Civil Air Search and Rescue are scouring an area near Gordon Lake, about 90 kilometres northeast of the capital of the Northwest Territories.

The aircraft took off from the lake and was reported missing when it failed to return Thursday afternoon.

“They searched yesterday afternoon and evening and didn’t find anything,” said David Lavallee, public affairs officer with 1 Canadian Air Division.

“They’re up there searching and doing their best, and they are going to keep searching.”

Lavallee said the aircraft is equipped with an emergency transponder, but search and rescue officials are not receiving any signals from the device.

There is a fishing lodge on Gordon lake.

Out of respect for the family of the missing people, the operators of the lodge have declined comment.

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