ENGLISH FA2012-0010-01 May 11 2012 Trenton, Ont. The 17th and final aircraft of CanadaÕs new CC-130J Hercules fleet landed today at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., where it will soon be put to work in the vital tactical airlift role across Canada and around the world. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, joined Lieutenant-General AndrŽ Deschamps, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), along with members of 8 Wing to mark this historic milestone. This delivery follows the Government of CanadaÕs announcement in June 2006 to acquire 17 new aircraft to revitalize the CFÕs current tactical airlift capabilities. The contract was awarded in December 2007 to Lockheed Martin Corporation with an approximate value of US$1.4 billion, and an in-service support contract amendment followed in January 2010, at a value of CAN$723 million for an initial period ending June 30, 2016. Credit - Cpl Darcy Lefebvre FRENCH FA2012-0010-01 mai 11 2012 Trenton, Ont. Le 17e et dernier avion de la nouvelle flotte de CC-130J Hercules du Canada a atterri aujourdÕhui ˆ la 8e Escadre Trenton, en Ontario, o il sera bient™t mis en service pour assurer un appui de transport aŽrien tactique essentiel au Canada et partout dans le monde. LÕhonorable Julian Fantino, ministre associŽ de la DŽfense nationale, sÕest joint au Lieutenant-gŽnŽral AndrŽ Deschamps, commandant de lÕAviation royale canadienne (ARC) et aux membres de la 8e Escadre pour souligner ce jalon historique. Cette livraison fait suite ˆ lÕannonce du gouvernement en juin 2006 concernant lÕacquisition de 17 nouveaux avions dans le but de moderniser les capacitŽs actuelles en matire de transport aŽrien tactique. Le contrat dÕune valeur approximative de 1,4 G$ US a ŽtŽ octroyŽ en dŽcembre 2007 ˆ Lockheed Martin Corporation. Une modification au contrat de soutien en service dÕune valeur de 723 M$ CAN a ŽtŽ apportŽe par la suite pour une pŽriode initiale se terminant le 30 juin 2016.

A plane with seven passengers on board has crashed in northern Labrador, west of Natuashish. It’s believed three people are dead and officials continue to search for the others.

The float plane carrying seven people was on its way to a remote fishing camp. They were scheduled to return to Quebec at 6 o’clock last night. Search and rescue were dispatched and spotted the wreckage just after 5 a.m.

It’s believed one pilot, two guides and four passengers were on board.

The cause of the crash is unknown. However, officials with the Transportation Safety Board have been called in.


NTV News is tracking the story and will have more information as it becomes available.