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Police release names of three Nunavik plane crash victims – Nunatsiaq News
by ahnationtalk onJune 15, 20153264 Views
June 15, 2015
Three men from Val d’Or and WInnipeg died in June 11 crash near Kangirsuk
Quebec provincial police have released the names of the three people who died June 11 when their small aircraft crashed outside of Kangirsuk, on Nunavik’s Ungava Bay.
The passengers were father and son Robert Drapeau, 48 and Alexandre Veilleux, 23, from Val d’Or, and the pilot was Jean Robert Corbin, 77, from Winnipeg.
The men were flying in a private twin-engined Piper 23, sometimes referred to as an Aztec, which is believed to have left Val d’Or earlier June 11.
The Kativik Regional Government said its transportation department received an emergency locator transmitter signal that evening coming from about two kilometres inland of Kangirsuk, indicating the aircraft had touched ground.