First Nations Call for Better Airports on Reserves – CBC News

by NationTalk on January 19, 2012525 Views

First Nations call for better airports on reserves

North Spirit Lake has been asking for plane approach sensors for more than a decade

CBC News Posted: Jan 19, 2012

The Chief of North Spirit Lake First Nation wants to know why it took a deadly plane crash last week to draw attention to the lack of navigational aids for planes landing in her northwestern Ontario community.

Four people died when the plane they were on slammed into the frozen lake Jan. 10, within sight of the runway.

With no road, visitors to North Spirit Lake have no choice but to arrive by air.

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