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Red Lake plane-crash victims identified

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Five people were killed Sunday in a plane crash near Red Lake, Ont., while two passengers survived.

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The names of three residents of Red Lake, Ont., killed in a plane crash Sunday evening have been made public.

The three victims, all passengers on Bearskin Airlines Flight 311 that left Sioux Lookout, Ont., and crashed just after 6:30 p.m. on approach to the Red Lake airport, have been identified as Anna Johannesson, 53, Sharon Taylor, 64, and Peter Struk, 53.

Struk had, at one time, lived in Bissett, Man., and worked in the mining industry.

Funeral information for the three victims can be found at heroldfuneralhome.com.

The twin-engine Metro Fairchild turboprop crashed after declaring an emergency on approach to the airport.

Two pilots, Peter Traczuk, 34, a father of three, and Aniruddh Sawant, 25, both residents of Winnipeg, also died in the crash.

Sawant was originally from Mississauga, Ont.

Two passengers from Winnipeg who were seated in the rear of the 19-seat plane, survived the crash. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, a 29-year-old man pulled a 50-year-old woman to safety before flames engulfed the aircraft. Their names have not been released.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said Tuesday the survivors were transported from Red Lake to a Winnipeg hospital and are listed in stable condition.

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