SQ investigates possible plane crash in Saint-Lazare

Three men were injured after a plane landed in a thicket of trees on private property in Saint-Lazare. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Courtesy TVA

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has dispatched a team of investigators to look into an incident involving a small plane in Saint-Lazare.

Police spokesperson Christine Coulombe said a Cessna was found among some trees on a private property on St-Louis Road at around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday.

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It is unclear at this point whether the plane made a forced landing or whether it crashed.

When officers arrived at the scene, a man — who appeared to have minor injuries — was standing outside the plane, while two others remained trapped inside.

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Firefighters managed to free the pair, who were then rushed to hospital to be treated for what police are describing as serious injuries.

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Saint-Lazare, located roughly 20 km west of Montreal, is home to Cooper Aviation Inc. — a small local airport.

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