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Avalon Rare Metals Plane Crash

Every time I hear about a helicopter or plane crash in Northern Canada, my heart sinks as there is a good chance that I'll know someone involved.

The most recent example involves a plane crash in Yellowknife, NWT where the two pilots of an Arctic Sunwest charter coming back from Avalon's Thor Lake property tragically died on Thursday, September 22. Their plane clipped a powerline and crashed. While the seven passengers survived the crash, it is nonetheless unnerving. Being a geologist, I love property tours. I get to see some of the most exciting discoveries on the planet. Getting to these discoveries requires the services of  a close knit group of skilled professionals who take geologists out to to their "office" and back regularly. 

My heart goes out to the victims and their families.