Plane crash in Thompson injures eight

A small plane on its way to Winnipeg from Thompson crashed near the runway on Sept. 15, just before 7:00 p.m.

The plane, a Navajo Chieftain aircraft left Thompson but turned around shortly after experiencing problems. Six passengers and the two pilots of the Keystone Flight 408 were able to exist the aircraft and were all taken to hospital. There is no word on conditions, but there have been no fatalities reported.

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The plane may have been filled with jet fuel, when in fact the aircraft needs Avgas instead by the aircraft refuelers states the Keystone Air Service Ltd press release.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says investigators arrived at the site of the crash on Sept. 16 in the evening. During the investigation on Sept. 17, investigators conducted an exhausted site examination and photographed the aircraft and the location. The board also says they will be looking into pilot training records as well as aircraft maintenance records.  

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