BANKs are preparing to pay $100 million to the families of three young people killed when a commercial plane plunged into the Bangor National Forest.
The families, including two sisters, were travelling with their grandparents in a private plane to a skiing resort in Canada.
They were found on Thursday morning in a small lake near the crash site of the plane.
A police helicopter arrived in time to rescue the three women.
“The family members had been on a ski trip in the mountains with their grandfather,” the Bangore National Forest said in a statement on Thursday.
“The family had no means to escape the crash, and the three people were found in a remote area.”
The victims were identified as Kaitlin Campbell, 18, Kaitlyn Campbell, 17, and Caitlin Campbell-McNaughton, 18.
The bodies of their parents were found at a separate location, according to the statement.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Police have not yet determined the cause, the statement said.
Bangor is about 20 miles (32 km) south of Boston.