Two dead in small plane crash in central Yukon: Alkan Air

WHITEHORSE — A pilot and passenger have been killed in the crash of a small plane in central Yukon.

Whitehorse-based Alkan Air says its Cessna 208 Caravan crashed with two aboard on Tuesday on its way to Mayo, Yukon.

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The plane was reported missing shortly after taking off and the wreckage was spotted on the north side of Mayo Lake.

A statement from Alkan Air says the company is working with emergency response personnel and local authorities to access the crash site.

The company says it is a heartbreaking time for those at Alkan Air and their hearts go out to everyone involved. (CKRW)

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