Wha’Ti, NT: Update #2 – RCMP Confirm Fatalities in Downed Aircraft
January 31, 2019
Wha’Ti, Northwest Territories
RCMP can now confirm two fatalities as a result of a downed aircraft that was reported missing yesterday morning.
The crash site, located between Behchoko and Wha’Ti, remains under restricted access due to the continuing investigation by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB).
All investigational inquiries can be directed to the TSB and those pertaining to the fatalities can be sent to the attention of the NWT Coroner’s office.
The families of the deceased have been notified, however further details on the victims and the aircraft will not be released.
The RCMP wishes to extend deepest condolences to those who have been adversely affected by this tragedy.
Background: (Released January 31 @ 1317 hrs)
The investigation into a missing aircraft continues.
Search efforts yesterday resulted in the location of a crash site believed to involve the previously reported missing aircraft.
All occupants on board are believed to be deceased and the RCMP is now working together with the NWT Coroner’s Office and the Transportation Safety Board.
As the investigation remains on-going, and out of respect for the families of those on board, no further information is being released at this time.
Sgt. Christina Wilkins
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
“G” Division Emergency Management & Planning Coordinator