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Seaplane crashes on Quebec's North Shore

A seaplane has crashed in a wooded area on Quebec's North Shore. Quebec provincial police say the Air Saguenay plane went down six kilometres from the community of Bergeronnes.

Police told 6 people aboard when plane went down in wooded area

The seaplane crashed in a wooded area on Quebec's North Shore.

A seaplane with six people on board has crashed in a wooded area on Quebec's North Shore.

Quebec provincial police say the Air Saguenay plane went down six kilometres from the community of Bergeronnes.

Authorities have not said whether there were any fatalities, and they say a provincial police coroner is on route to the site.

Police say they were contacted Sunday afternoon and told the plane was missing.

They say the wreckage is not accessible by road, and was located with the help of parachutists from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to the crash site, where they will determine the best way to reach the aircraft.

Canadian Armed Forces search and rescue and Air Force personnel are aiding in the rescue efforts.

Air Saguenay upgraded its security system after another of its seaplanes crashed in bad weather in 2010, killing four of the six people on board.

The airline did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Its website said it provides charters for fishing and hunting and mining exploration.

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