3 passengers, 1 pilot suffer minor injuries after plane crash in Nahanni Butte, N.W.T.

According to a spokesperson with the Transportation Safety Board, the Cessna went down at around 1:30 p.m. There was one pilot and three passengers on board. All sustained minor injuries.

Cessna, owned by South Nahanni Airways, was heading to Fort Simpson, went down around 1:30 p.m.

According to a spokesperson with the Transportation Safety Board, the Cessna went down at around 1:30 p.m. There was one pilot and three passengers on board. All sustained minor injuries. (Submitted)

Chief Peter Marcellais ​of the Nahanni Butte Dene Band confirms a plane went down in the community on Wednesday.

Raymond Kaslak, the senior administrative officer of the Nahanni Butte band, was near the scene. He said it happened at the airport, near the runway.

According to a spokesperson with the Transportation Safety Board, the Cessna went down at around 1:30 p.m. There was one pilot and three passengers on board.

All four patients sustained minor injuries, said Alex Fournier, who said the plane was headed from Nahanni Butte to Fort Simpson.

Damien Healy, a spokesperson for the N.W.T.'s department of health, said in an email that the four patients "will be medevaced when possible to Stanton Territorial Hospital."

Based on the plane's registration, it is owned by South Nahanni Airways. A person who answered the phone at the airline said they had no comment.

Chief Marcellais said the plane was a tourist charter. 

On Thursday, the TSB will interview the passengers and pilot. It will then decide what its involvement will be and whether investigators will need to travel to the community.

RCMP has not yet provided comment on the crash.

With files from Hilary Bird