3 Minnesotans Die in Canadian Plane Crash

Updated: 08/09/2014 5:37 PM
Created: 08/09/2014 5:36 PM
By: Megan Stewart

Three Minnesotans died after their single-engine plane crashed in Canada on Friday evening.


The wreck happened on a lake just north of Lake of the Woods in Ontario around 4:45 p.m, KSTP's sister station WDIO reports. 


Search and rescue squads located a crashed Cessna 182. Two of the passengers were found dead on the scene. A third was seriously injured when she was found, WDIO reports. She has since died from her injuries.



Canadian authorities identified the victims as 41-year-old Nickolas Ivar Rajala of Cohasset, 40-year-old Teresa Nicola Rajala of Cohasset, and 37-year-old Lynn Marie Bohanan of Grand Rapids.


The trio was staying at an area lodge and fishing on Chappie Lake for the day. 


No further details have been released.


The Canadian Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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