June 29, 2015


Special air quality statement in effect

Local

Four die in Waskada plane crash

A father and his two sons, along with another young boy, were killed in a plane crash near their home community of Waskada on Sunday evening.

It's believed all three boys were younger than 12 years old, said two residents of the community in southwestern Manitoba.

RCMP have confirmed there were fatalities but would not say how many were on board the Cessna plane until next of kin were notified.

The plane was found about 7 p.m. with the help of Canadian Forces search and rescue technicians, according to RCMP from the Killarney detachment.

Police were at the scene Sunday night investigating with the help of the Transportation Safety Board and the RCMP forensics unit.

The crash scene is about 10 kilometres north of Waskada.

Late Sunday night, Waskada Mayor Gary Williams said news of the horrific crash was just beginning to spread.

"It's going to be tough," he said. "It's Sunday night, but once Monday comes and people start their normal day, their normal routines, it's going to be a real shock.

"(The boys) went to a small school, and every kid sees the other kids every day," he said, adding the family is well known in the community.

Waskada is located 300 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg near the Saskatchewan border.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 11, 2013 A3


View Waskada plane crash in a larger map

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Scroll down to load more

Top