Plane crashes in Canada with 9 on board

AP , Sunday 23 Dec 2012

Authorities say a plane en route from Winnipeg to the remote Arctic territory of Nunavut has crashed with nine people on board.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp., citing a Nunavut government official, reports that the Perimeter Aviation plane aborted a landing and crashed less than a mile (kilometer) from the end of a runway in the community of Sanikiluaq.

The CBC says the plane was carrying seven passengers and two crew and went down at about 6 p.m. eastern time.

The CBC says the Nunavut government official indicated there were survivors, some of them injured.

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