Investigation underway into small plane crash
2022-11-24 08:49 PST
File # 2022-3795
The RCMP in Port Hardy is currently investigating a small plane crash near Strachan Bay, north of Port Hardy.
On November 23, 2022 at around 1:20 p.m., the Port Hardy RCMP was notified by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) of a Cessna float plane who had crashed into the water in Strachan Bay. It was learned that the aircraft was transporting two passengers out of logging camp back to Port Hardy.
Coast Guard helicopter and boats were sent to the area and a search was made, however no survivors have been located and the plane has been presumed to have sunk, said Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP.
The RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are both conducting parallel investigations to determine what may have caused the plane to go down.
The RCMP West Coast Marine and Dive Team are also being mobilized in effort to locate the plane, the two passengers and the pilot.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.
Cpl. Alex BérubéDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
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