Ambulance New Brunswick has confirmed that one if its Atlantic Charters flight crashed on Grand Manan Island, N.B., causing death of a pilot and a paramedic on Saturday. The small chartered plane carrying four people downed in a wooded area near the airport soon after 5 a.m. However, second pilot and a registered nurse survived the crash.
The authorities immediately dispatched a search-and-rescue helicopter. According to defence department spokesman, Capt. Liam Mather, one survivor was taken to Grand Manan Hospital. It was explained that “the other one’s injuries were determined to be too extensive for treatment at Grand Manan so the Cormorant helicopter assisted with a Medivac to Saint John Regional Hospital.” Ambulance New Brunswick revealed that the plane had dropped off a patient at Saint John Regional Hospital and was returning to Grand Manan when it crashed and there were no patients on board the plane, a Piper PA-31, at the time.