Search and rescue teams were dropped over Fort Smith from a Hercules aircraft Tuesday morning.
Earlier Tuesday, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) said it had dispatched two Hercules planes and a Twin Otter to the scene of the accident. RCMP and Canadian Rangers conducted an on-site search before locating the plane west of Fort Smith, near the Slave River, according to David Lavallee, RCAF public affairs officer in Winnipeg.
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Fort Smith is located near the Alberta border, approximately 700 km by road from Yellowknife.
Around 9:40 a.m. MT, the City of Fort Smith notified residents that an accident involving a plane had occurred. She asked them on Facebook to stay away from the area to facilitate emergency access.
Fort Smith is approximately 700 km by road from Yellowknife , near the Alberta border.
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