Premier Simpson offers condolences following tragic Northwestern Air crash

Media Statement

Premier R.J. Simpson joins Northerners across the territory in expressing his condolences to the families and friends of those lost in today’s plane crash:

“It is with a heavy heart that I express my deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who were aboard the Northwestern Air flight that crashed outside of Fort Smith today.

“The impact of this incident is felt across the territory. The people we lost were not just passengers on a flight; they were neighbours, colleagues, friends, and loved ones. Their stories and contributions to our communities will not be forgotten.

“In the Northwest Territories (NWT), we come together and take care of each other, especially during difficult times. To those affected by this tragedy: as you navigate this time of grief and sorrow, remember that you have the thoughts and prayers of residents across the NWT. We stand with you, we grieve with you, and we share the pain of your loss.

“As we seek to understand the circumstances of this tragedy, I’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the first responders and rescue teams who continue to work tirelessly at the crash site.

“If today's news has impacted you, I encourage you to seek support by talking to your loved ones, calling 811 OR 1-844-259-1793 or accessing one of the services listed here:”