Manitoba plane crash victim ID'd

A 56-year-old man from Opaskwayak Cree Nation has been identified as the man killed in a plane crash in northern Manitoba on Monday.
A plane went off the runway during takeoff in Pukatawagan, in northwestern Manitoba, on Monday. (RCMP)

A 56-year-old man from Opaskwayak Cree Nation has been identified as the man killed in a plane crash in northern Manitoba on Monday.

The man's name, however, is not being made public, RCMP said.

The initial investigation indicates that a commercial aircraft went off the end of the runway during takeoff from the community of Pukatawagan. The craft then caught fire, RCMP said.

There were a total of eight passengers and a pilot on board at the time.

The 56-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passengers were transported to Winnipeg to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation continues Tuesday, led by the Transportation Safety Board.

Opaskwayak is located in The Pas, about 630 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

Pukatawagan is about 210 kilometres north of The Pas.