Vehicle Accident in Canada on December 14 2017 04:36 AM (UTC).
A number of people have been injured in a plane crash in Canada, it was reported today. The West Wind Aviation plane was carrying 22 passengers and three crew when it went down shortly after take-off. Emergency services are on scene along with Royal Canadian Air Force and search-and-rescue teams. The disaster happened at Fond-du-Lac airport in Saskatchewan at around 6.15pm local time. There are no reports of fatalities, but several people are understood to have been injured. Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman Paul Dederich told CBC News: "The rescue effort is the priority right now." The plane was found around one kilometre from the runway. The aircraft is an ATR-42, according to Rick Philipenko, the chief financial officer of Saskatoon-based West Wind Aviation. He said: "Right now our primary concern remains with the passenger and crew that we're trying to look after right now."