25/08/2015 03:17 BST | Updated 24/08/2016 06:12 BST

Four Britons Die In Canada Sightseeing Plane Crash

Four Britons died when a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, according to reports.

The Foreign Office is "urgently working" with Canadian authorities to establish whether Britons were among the six people who died in the crash.

Five passengers and a pilot were killed when the Beaver seaplane they were travelling in crashed in woodland in the Les Bergeronnes area, in the Quebec province.

The plane, operated by Air Saguenay, took off from Lac Long in Tadoussac on a routine sightseeing flight before crashing on Sunday afternoon.

An Air Saguenay official told AP the flight was supposed to last 20 minutes and flying conditions at the time were "excellent".

Le Journal de Quebec reported that the plane crashed into a mountainside 20km (12 miles) from Tadoussac where the tourists were staying and the impact was so violent that nobody could have survived.

The newspaper named the pilot as Romain Desrosiers and one of the passengers as Emilie Delaitre, a French woman from the Cote d'Azur.

The newspaper said the four other passengers were British and may have rented a car with an Ontario number plate to drive to the Cote-Nord region.

There were conflicting reports about whether the plane had made a distress call prior to the crash.

The crash site was located by Canadian forces who flew over the search area.

Although the weather was good when the flight took place, cloud and rain significantly affected efforts to access the steep and densely wooded area.

Police said the bodies of all six people had been found, while investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada were sent to the scene.

The bodies are expected to be moved today and taken to Montreal for forensic tests.

Le Soleil reported that the tourists bought tickets through Aviation du Fjord which had worked with Air Saguenay for three years. 

The seaplane was reportedly a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, built between 1950-1960, which was being flown by an experienced pilot who had worked for Air Saguenay for more than a decade. The firm said the aircraft was well maintained.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "Following a plane crash in Les Bergeronnes, Canada, we are urgently working with local authorities to establish the identity of those on board."