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Updated: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:26:51 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Klaus Sonnenberg killed in Grand Manan air ambulance crash



Klaus Sonnenberg was killed in Saturday's air ambulance crash on Grand Manan Island. The pilot was CEO of Atlantic Charters. Atlantic Charters

Klaus Sonnenberg was killed in Saturday's air ambulance crash on Grand Manan Island. The pilot was CEO of Atlantic Charters. Atlantic Charters

Klaus Sonnenberg, president of Atlantic Charters, is the pilot who died in yesterday's air ambulance crash on Grand Manan, N.B.

Sonnenberg and paramedic William Mallock were killed when their Atlantic Charters flight crashed near the airport on Grand Manan Island on Saturday morning.

A registered nurse and a second pilot were injured. They are in stable condition at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Transportation Safety Board officials are on their way to Grand Manan to investigate. They had planned to speak to the two survivors on Saturday before heading to the island.

Meanwhile, condolences continue to pour in from across the country for the families of the victims and the community.

Trent Piercy, a paramedic in New Brunswick who heads the union that represents them, knew Mallock.

"The group, I think, as a whole feels this one ripped the core," Piercy said.

There were no patients on board the small plane when it crashed. The plane had dropped off a patient at the Saint John hospital and was returning to Grand Manan.

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