Seaplane crash in Mauricie leaves one person injured, more than 5,000 without electricity

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The SQ didn’t know if different folks had been on board the plane.

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SHAWINIGAN — One individual is in essential situation after a aircraft crash in Mauricie on Sunday afternoon.

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A seaplane was seen falling over the Saint-Maurice River earlier than crashing there round 3:45 p.m. Electrical cables had been broken within the incident, mentioned Sûreté du Québec  spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus.

Greater than 5,000 Hydro-Québec clients had been with out electrical energy in Shawinigan-Sud, in accordance with the Information-pannes web site.

The hearth division intervened with the Sûreté du Québec for nautical help. SQ divers had been additionally on their option to the scene of the accident on Sunday afternoon.

One individual was rescued and brought to a hospital in essential situation. The SQ didn’t know on the finish of the afternoon if different folks had been on board the plane.

The Transportation Security Board of Canada has been notified of the accident.

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