March 5th, 2024

RCMP responding to plane crash near Fort Smith, N.W.T.

By The Canadian Press on January 23, 2024.

RCMP say a plane has crashed near Fort Smith, N.W.T. An RCMP logo is seen in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FORT SMITH, N.W.T. – Police in the Northwest Territories say they are assisting after a plane crashed near Fort Smith.

RCMP say Transport Canada and search-and-rescue teams have been brought in.

Police did not say whether anyone was injured.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it has been notified of the crash and is assessing the situation.

In a social media post, the town of Fort Smith asked residents to stay away from where it’s believed the plane crashed to allow for emergency responders to get through.

Fort Smith is about 740 kilometres south of Yellowknife near the Northwest Territories-Alberta boundary.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Jan. 23, 2024.

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