Yukon Coroner Service confirms one fatality connected to Haines Junction plane crash

Photo credit: Haines Junction Airport

The aircraft collided with terrain on the airport’s ground at approximately 3:33pm.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) to investigate a plane crash at Haines Junction, Yukon, airport.

An emailed statement from TSB said a Cessna U206G, owned and operated by Rocking Star Adventures Ltd, was conducting flight in the area of Haines Junction on Monday June 10, when the aircraft collided with terrain on the airport’s ground at approximately 3:33pm. There was no post-impact fire, the statement read.

Following incident, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is deploying a team of investigators to the site to gather information and assess the occurrence. The Cessna 206 aircraft can accommodate up to five passengers however, the emailed statement from TSB did not mention number of people on board the plane neither did it provide details of injuries or fatalities.

According to a statement by Yukon's chief coroner Heather Jones,  she said she can confirm at this point that YCS is investigating a fatality which is in association with the plane crash occurring at Haines Junction airport early on the afternoon on June 10. For now, the investigation continues with TSB and the Haines Junction detachment of the RCMP, She said. 

Rocking Star Adventures is located in the Yukon. It offers aerial tours of rarely visited areas of the Kluane National Park and southwestern Yukon. 

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