2 men survive plane crash in northern Saskatchewan
Two men from Ontario survived after their plane crashed in northern Saskatchewan on July 25, 2014.
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, July 25, 2014 7:02PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00PM EDT
WOLLASTON LAKE, Sask. -- Two men from Ontario have survived a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan.
Mounties say a 53-year-old male pilot and a 29-year-old male co-pilot, both from Thorndale, Ont., were on a private Seabee plane en route to Yellowknife when it crashed Friday into water near Points North Landing, a permanent camp near Wollaston Lake.
Wollaston Lake is about 700 kilometres north of Saskatoon and the area is only accessible by air.
Capt. Jean Houde at the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., said one of the men suffered a back injury and was being taken from the scene by a Griffon helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake.
He says the man was then to be transferred to a Hercules at the airport at Points North landing, which will take him to a hospital in Saskatoon.
Houde said the other man was OK.
"The pilot declared a mayday in the air and it was overheard by another pilot in the area who saw it hit the water -- it was a float plane," Houde said.