Police locate bodies of other two people killed in float plane crash

Manitoba RCMP said Nov. 6 that the bodies of two more people killed in an Oct. 26 float plane crash at Family Lake near Little Grand Rapids had been found.

The bodies of a 42-year-old male passenger from Winnipeg and the 39-year-old male pilot from Bissett were located Nov. 5. The body of the pilot was removed from the water and efforts were underway to recover the body of of the passenger.

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The body of a 49-year-old man who was also on the plane was recovered by the RCMP underwater recovery team Oct. 27.

The investigation has now been turned over to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, RCMP say.

The nine-seat Otter float plane with three people aboard crashed Oct. 26 around 8:30 a.m.

Witnesses told police that the plane clipped a tree before going into the water.

RCMP Search & Rescue, the underwater recovery team and a search and rescue plane from RCAF 435 Squadron in Winnipeg were dispatched to the area Oct. 26 and located plane debris on the surface of the lake, which is about 280 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg near the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.

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