Plane goes down near Rankin Inlet airport, all believed ‘safe’

The local airport in Rankin Inlet. A Kudlik Aviation plane crashed about five miles short of the airport on Tuesday. (Jordan Konek/CBC)

Two pilots and a passenger are all safe, company says

A Kudlik Aviation flight went down near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Tuesday morning.

The plane appeared to be travelling from nearby Chesterfield Inlet when it went down about five miles short of the runway, according to the flight-tracking website Flight Aware.

Two pilots and a passenger are all “safe,” according to Jean Labrecque, the company’s operations manager.

A spokesperson from the Transportation Safety Board said they were still gathering information on the incident.

This story will be updated.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Lack of regulations contributed to fatal 2021 helicopter crash in Nunavut, TSB says, CBC News

Russia: Murmansk gets two new rescue helicopters for Arctic, The Independent Barents Observer

United States: Permafrost expert and military pilot among 4 killed in helicopter crash on Alaska’s North Slope, The Associated Press

Nick Murray, CBC News

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