Crash of an aircraft in Gaspésie: a septuagenarian loses his life

Crash of an aircraft in Gaspésie: a septuagenarian loses life


A septuagenarian pilot succumbed to his injuries after the crash of a small plane whose remains were found Thursday afternoon in the Maria sector, south of Gaspésie.

There is still a lot of mystery surrounding this nebulous incident which occurred in a field near the rue des Hérons.  

In particular, we do not know when where the aircraft, which is now a total loss, crashed. It was a citizen who discovered the wreckage of the aircraft shortly after 4 p.m. and who alerted the authorities.  

The death of the pilot, a septuagenarian who was alone on board of the aircraft, was observed on the spot. His identity should be revealed during the day. 

“The Major Crimes Investigation Division of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) went to the scene to clarify the circumstances of the tragedy” , explains Hélène St-Pierre, spokesperson for the SQ. 

Police officers, investigators and technicians from the forensic identification service also worked on the file during the night of Thursday See you Friday. No assumptions have been made on this subject at this time.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has also been notified. 

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