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Plane Crash in Canada Kills Pilot and Paramedic

A pilot and a paramedic were killed Saturday when their small chartered plane crashed on Grand Manan Island, N.B., reports CBC News.

Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) said the Atlantic Charters flight carrying four people crashed in a wooded area near the airport shortly after 5 a.m.

A second pilot and a registered nurse survived the crash.

ANB confirmed the paramedic who died was William Mallock. He had almost 20 years of service.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and colleagues of those whose lives were lost – an Ambulance New Brunswick paramedic and a pilot from Atlantic Charters,” said a statement released by ANB.

A search-and-rescue helicopter was dispatched to the site. Capt. Liam Mather, a defence department spokesman, said one survivor was taken to Grand Manan Hospital.

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