On 23 August 2015 a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver operated by Air Saguenay took off from Lac Long in Tadoussac – about 250 km northeast of Quebec City – on a 20 minute sight seeing trip. 

Weather conditions at the time were reported to be excellent. Shortly after take off a distress signal was emitted by the aircraft. At around 1340hrs local time the plane went down in a wooded area against a mountainside, tragically killing the pilot and all five passengers – including a British family of four – on board.  

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) sent a team of investigators to the crash site, and the Sûreté du Québec (Quebec Provincial Police) says it is carrying out its own investigation to determine if a criminal element caused the crash. 

This accident is particularly concerning as Air Saguenay was involved in another disaster in 2010 when the same model of plane crashed, killing four of the six people inside. 

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