Plane carrying 25 people crashes near Fond du Lac

An airplane carrying 22 passengers and three crew members has crashed near Fond du Lac.

The RCMP sent out a press release at 8 p.m. The crash occurred at about 6:15 p.m.

A fixed-wing plane had crashed shortly after takeoff. RCMP members located the plane less than a kilometre from the airstrip. Multiple injuries are reported.

According to a second update, all people on board were accounted for and removed from the scene and no one was reported dead. There was no explosion or fire. Some injuries were serious enough to require air ambulance services, which, as of 10:30 p.m., were en route to the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada** will take over the investigation into the cause of the crash.

According to a source who reached out to the Daily Herald, the plane was a West Wind Aviation ATR-42.

The RCMP will not be releasing any further updates Wednesday night.

** This is an updated story. The original story said Transport Canada would be investigating, instead of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The correction was made after updated information was provided by the RCMP.