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Seven die in small plane crash in Quebec

June 23, 2010, Quebec City, Que. - A small plane has crashed into a residential backyard in Quebec City, killing all seven people aboard.


June 23, 2010
By The Associated Press

Police spokesman Francois Bouchard said Wednesday that no survivors have been found.

The
plane was heading for Sept-Iles, Quebec, about 370 miles (600
kilometers) northeast of Quebec City, when it crashed about a mile (2
kilometers) from the airport, landing 300 feet (100 meters) from a
house. No one on the ground was injured.

Officials are not releasing the victim's identities until relatives are notified.

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Aviation
specialist Yvan-Miville Deschesnes says the pilot of the twin engine
Beechcraft Air plane called the control tower shortly before 6 a.m. to
report an engine problem.

The plane is operated by Aeropro, a company that runs business and recreational charters.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.