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Plane from Yellowknife slides off runway in Kugaaruk and into snowbank

All crew members on board are safe after a King Air plane operated by Buffalo Airways slid off the runway in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, on Tuesday, during 50 km/h winds and moderate blowing snow.

No passengers on board Buffalo Airways plane, crew members safe

A Buffalo Airways plane sits in a snowbank at the runway in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, on Tuesday. The plane landed around 1 p.m. MT. All crew members on board are safe and there were no passengers. (Submitted by Barnaby Immingark)

A King Air plane operated by Buffalo Airways slid off the runway in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, on Tuesday, during low visibility weather.  

The plane landed around 1 p.m. MT., according to a resident. All crew members on board are safe and there were no passengers, according to Buffalo Airways.

In a news release, Buffalo Airways said the aircraft "slid off the side of the runway and into a snowbank" on Tuesday afternoon.

NAV Canada reporting shows winds were around 50 km/h and snow was blowing moderately at the time. 

The Transportation Safety Board has been notified as part of the company's emergency response plan, the release said. 

The aircraft was en route from Yellowknife, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

With files from Salome Avva

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