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Wednesday, July 10, 1996
OPP puts a dent in Deception Landing thefts
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged two young men found breaking into vehicles at the Deception boat launch and landing on Lac Seul in the early morning hours of July 6.
MNR fire crew makes miraculous rescue
It may sound like a cliché, but to fire boss Eric Hansen, looking for a downed charter plane in the bush between Sioux Lookout and Ignace was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Fortunately for the five passengers who survived Saturday’s crash, Hansen found it.
The rescuers, Louie Tait, Eric Hansen, Rob Negus, Chris Smith and Aaron McGill pose with their helicopter.
Specialists say equipment failure a safety hazard
The Sioux Lookout airport flight services station’s very high frequency (VHF)
direction finder is on the blink, leaving the flight services specialists with almost no way to bring in a lost pilot, or pinpoint an aircraft’s location.