The Foreign Office has confirmed four British nationals have died in a plane crash in Quebec, Canada.
Six people – five passengers and the pilot – are believed to have died after the de Havilland Beaver float plane crashed in a wooded area near Les Bergonnes after taking off from Tadoussac in Quebec on Sunday.
"Sadly, four British nationals were on board the plane that crashed in Les Bergeronnes, Canada. Our deepest sympathies are with their friends and family at this difficult time," a Foreign Office spokesperson said on Tuesday.
"Our consular officers are ready to provide assistance and we will remain in contact with Canadian authorities regarding this tragic incident."
Investigators from the Canadian Transportation Safety Board reached the crash site on Monday afternoon.
Air branch investigator Pierre Gavillet told CBC News: "What we noticed at first sight is that there is not a horizontal trajectory that entered the trees.
"We have trees that are intact and we have a plane that is on the ground that crashed vertically, between the trees."
CBS quoted police as saying weather conditions were optimal for flying on Sunday.
The plane was operated by Air Saguenay. The company's vice president, Jean Tremblay, told the Canadian Press that the sightseeing flight was only supposed to take 20 minutes.
Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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