American father, 2 sons among passengers on floatplane in fatal Labrador crash

Posted In: News Date:Jul 21st, 2019

An American father and his two sons vacationing in Canada on a fishing getaway were on board the small floatplane that crashed into a remote Labrador lake on Monday, The Canadian Press has confirmed.

John Weaver II, 66, of Chicago is among the three men who have been confirmed dead, his wife Linda Weaver said in a brief phone conversation Friday.

The couple's sons Matthew Weaver, 38, and John Weaver III, 40, are among the four men who are still missing, she said.

She said that the family is "devastated" but holding out hope as the search slowly unfolds.

The body of a 47-year-old fishing guide from Newfoundland and Labrador was recovered from the wreckage as well as the bodies of the senior Weaver and a 67-year-old man from New Jersey