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Plane crash in Quebec left 7 people dead

(Last Updated On: March 30, 2016)

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7 people have died in a small plane crash in Quebec, Canada.

The crash happened on Tuesday [local time] in the Magdalen Islands, off eastern Quebec.

The small chartered plane crashed in bad weather as it was approaching a local airport in the Iles de la Madeleine, Canadian media reported.

Police spokeswoman Martine Asselin said 6 passengers and the pilot were all killed in the crash.

The spokeswoman did not identify the passengers but CBC and other Canadian media reported they included former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre, 59. The reports said he was on his way to his father’s funeral with other family members.​

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but reports said it happened amid snow and heavy winds.

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