Two men dead after small plane crashes in northern Quebec near Schefferville

Two men dead in northern Quebec plane crash

MONTREAL — Quebec’s coroner confirmed late Monday that two men died in a plane crash on Sunday about 10 kilometres from Schefferville, Que.

Bernard Lefrancois did not release the pilots’ names and said the investigation was still in its early stages.

Police spokesman Jean Tremblay said earlier Monday that two planes carrying mining employees were heading to the Schefferville airport late Sunday, but only one arrived.

Tremblay said the wreckage was spotted by a search helicopter that was not able to land. Rescuers used snowmobiles to reach the plane and did not see any signs of life from the occupants.

Both provincial police and a team from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada were heading to the site to investigate the cause of the crash.

Schefferville is located about 600 kilometres north of Sept-Iles.

The Canadian Press