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One dead in Perimeter Aviation crash

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A plane that took off from Winnipeg Saturday crashed in Nunavut, killing one person. Perimeter Aviation confirms its plane went down in the community of Sanikiluaq, located on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay.

Airline president Mark Wehrle says Nunavut authorities have told him one person died, and an undetermined number of others on board were injured.

There were two crew members, six adult passengers and one infant on board.

One of the pilots was flown to Winnipeg for treatment. The other was being treated at the scene. There was no immediate information on the condition of the surviving passengers.

The flight crashed around 5 p.m. near the airport in the Nunavut community.

Perimeter Aviation is based in Winnipeg and operates more than 30 aircraft.

Wehrle said the flight was chartered for Keewatin Air, which schedules three trips a week between Winnipeg and Sanikiluaq.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is still deciding whether to send investigators to the crash scene from its Montreal office. RCMP have secured the plane’s black box, the NTSB said Sunday morning.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 23, 2012 A1

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Updated on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM CST: Adds transportation board comments.

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