Air Tindi headquarters in Yellowknife. (File photo)
Chris Reynolds says the plane, which was on skis, crashed in the area of the Diavik diamond mine camp, but the plane was not carrying any passengers to or from the camp . He ensures that the passengers and crew are being tracked by satellite and that another plane was able to fly over the area and see them.
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We are not sure at the moment if they will have to spend the night, but they are there in a shelter near the plane […] The weather is pretty bad and there are blowing snow. The winds are very strong up there, so it hampers access to the plane, but we are working on it at the moment.
A quote from Chris Reynolds, President, Air Tindi
Chris Reynolds said he did not see the crash site, and did not give more information about the crash itself. When the group is reached, they will be repatriated to Yellowknife where those with injuries will be treated.
CBC News has contacted the Department of National Defense and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center for more information.