According to Canadian officials, six people were killed in a small plane crash on Saturday in the Albertan province of Calgary.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Associate Press reported that the plane carrying a pilot and five passengers took off Friday night and was bound for Salmon Arm, British Columbia, from Springbank Airport, just west of the city.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Ontario, reported it as being overdue, and according to police, the centre informed them about the plane at 1 a.m. on Saturday.
According to police, a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules plane was sent to look for the missing aircraft. By focusing on an emergency locator transmitter, searchers could find it on Mount Bogart, some 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Calgary.
Responders were sent to the location, but no survivors existed, according to the Hercules team and Alberta Parks Mountain Rescue.
According to Reuters, the RCMP did not release the victims’ names.
“Recovering the bodies of the pilot and the passengers was very challenging due to the difficult terrain. However, all six bodies have been successfully recovered,” Singleton said, adding that the Transport Safety Board of Canada is investigating the crash.