Three Europeans die in Yukon crash

Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2001

WHITEHORSE, Yukon (AP) -- Three Europeans died in a plane crash in the Yukon Thursday, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The crash occurred about 200 miles north of Whitehorse. The two German co-pilots and a Swiss passenger in the twin-engine Beechcraft 18 died on impact.

Witnesses said the plane took off from a landing strip at the Rogue River Outfitters camp about 90 miles east of the town of Mayo about 5:30 p.m.

Once it was airborne, it veered left then corrected its path before taking a nose-dive into Pleasant Creek. The aircraft exploded on impact.

Names of the victims were not immediately available.

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