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Plane crash survivors took half an hour to pry open emergency exit

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Arson Fern had a feeling something was wrong when the ATR 42 airplane he and his family were on starting dipping from side to side.

“I yelled in our language, in Dene, I said ‘We’re gonna crash! The plane’s gonna crash!'”

His wife, Janey, turned to him.

“She said ‘Arson, what is wrong with you?’ And at ‘you’ — bang! — that’s when it crashed.”

There were 25 people on board when the plane came down near Fond-du-Lac, in northern Saskatchewan late Wednesday. No one was killed. But Fern and his wife suffered minor injuries and their son, Arson Jr., 19, is in critical condition at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital. The family boarded another plane hours after the crash to transport their child south.


Friday, December 15th, 2017

With its French colonial heritage, lush rainforests, great beaches and ancient temples, there is plenty to experience in Cambodia, which offers the desirable combination of warm weather and a low cost of living. “The cost of living in Cambodia is so low that my bills only total around $1,200 a month, without having to budget,” a retiree tells HuffPost. “I eat out wherever and whenever I want; a drink runs you $2, and I can have a fresh-cooked meal at a restaurant for as little as $2.50.”

All 25 passengers on crashed Saskatchewan flight ‘accounted for’ but some require air ambulance, RCMP say

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

No fatalities reported as of late Wednesday night, but some seriously injured in Fond-du-Lac crash

All 25 passengers onboard the West Wind Aviation flight that crashed shortly after taking off from the Fond-du-Lac, Sask., airport Wednesday night “have been accounted for and removed from the scene of the crash,” the RCMP said late Wednesday.

There were no fatalities, RCMP added in a 10:30 p.m. CST news release.

“There was no explosion or fire. A number of people have suffered injuries, some serious enough to require air ambulance services which are currently en route,” the release said.

The ATR-42 plane took off from the airport at around 6:15 p.m. headed to Stony Rapids. Onboard were 22 passengers and three crew members — two pilots and a flight attendant.

‘Anxious and unsettled’

Darryl McDonald of Louisdale, N.S., said both his mother Ernestine and sister Brenda were on the flight. They were travelling for medical appointments.