Plane Crashes into Remote Mountain in Canada Killing Six People (Video)

Six people have died after a plane fell from the sky in Canada.

Police in Calgary confirmed the incident occurred just west of the city, in the Alberta mountains, after taking off the night before from Springbank airport. The pilot had five passengers on board.

Travelling in a single-engine Piper PA-32, they were bound for Salmon Arm in the neighboring province of British Columbia. Officials say the plane was reported overdue at 1:00 am on Saturday, and a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules plane was soon dispatched to search for the missing aircraft.

The search team located it by tracing an emergency locator transmitter to Mount Bogart, where it was confirmed none had survived the crash. 

A Transportation Safety Board spokesperson said the agency is investigating the incident. It recalls the tragic crash of a small plane carrying a ‘will you marry me?’ banner two years ago. 

The 1974 Cessna 172 plane was trailing the message over Montreal when it burst into flames and crashed in the city’s Parc Dieppe. 

The plummeting aircraft was observed by revellers at the nearby Osheaga Get Together music festival.

Evidence retrieved from the crash site showed that the plane bounced upon impact and spun before coming to a stop. One passenger died and the pilot, Gian Piero Ciambella, sustained injuries.

He had previously earned an award for an ‘extraordinary piloting feat’ after making an emergency landing in the city when his engine stalled during a flight in 2016. 

Earlier this week, two pilots also died after their plane – incidentally, thought to be a Canadair craft – crashed into a hillside while fighting raging wildfires on the Greek island of Evia, near Athens. 

Locals explained how an almost identical tragedy – again, involving a Canadair plane, and also claiming the lives of two men – took place almost fifteen years ago to the day.

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