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A plane servicing ATAC Resources property in central Yukon collided with a hillside near Mayo, Yukon, earlier today, claiming the life of the pilot and passenger.

Graham Downs, president and CEO of ATAC, confirmed the accident. Further details will be provided pending notification of next of kin.

CBC News reported that the plane was a Cessna 208 and operated by Alkan Air. The plane was reported missing at noon on Tuesday.

The plane was located at 1:30 p.m. during a flyover.

"At this time we can confirm that there are no survivors on-board," the airline said in a statement.

"Our hearts go out to everyone that is involved, this is truly a heartbreaking time at Alkan Air."

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