French woman, four Britons killed in Canada float plane crash

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015, 03:11 AM IST

Six people, including a French tourist and four Britons, died in a pontoon plane crash in Canada`s Quebec province on Sunday, officials said Monday.

The French victim, Emilie Delaitre, born in 1987, was visiting the country with her aunt and uncle, who did not board the plane with her, the French consulate told AFP.

The four British victims of the crash have not been identified.

The small Beaver aircraft operated by Saguenay Air had taken off from a strip at Tadoussac on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, about 500 kilometers (311 miles) northeast of Montreal. The region is popular with whale watchers.

Police said the plane crashed in a densely wooded area that is difficult to reach.

The pilot was very experienced and had worked 14 years at Saguenay Air, company chief executive Jean Tremblay told public broadcaster Radio-Canada.