The Diavik diamond mine is located approximately 300 kilometers from Yellowknife.
In a month, this is the second accident involving a plane traveling to the Diavik diamond mine. In December, a charter aircraft from another company, Air Tindi, crashed. All 10 people on board survived.
They are workers, unfortunately many young people, people who have families. Even if we don't have the names, we know it's not going to be good.
A quote from Pierre-Emmanuel Chaillon, resident of Fort Smith
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The City of Fort Smith reiterated the impact of this tragedy on the tight-knit community in a statement Wednesday. She held a morning gathering at her community center for residents to reflect and come together.
We are all friends, neighbors, coworkers. We understand that you do not want to be alone at this time, we can read in the press release.
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