Plane Crashes on Vancouver Island
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December 23, 2019 - by Ian Holliday for ctvnews.ca
- 1 dead after Courtenay-bound plane crashes on west side of Vancouver Island
VANCOUVER -- The BC Coroners Service has confirmed one person is dead after a plane crashed on Vancouver Island Saturday night.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria told CTV News Vancouver Island the plane was due in Tofino that evening, but never arrived.
B.C. RCMP later said in a release that the plane was overdue for arrival in Courtenay, B.C., not Tofino.
A crash site was discovered Sunday morning on land near Stewardson Inlet, the JRCC said.
In their release, RCMP said the Comox Valley detachment learned the plane was missing around 4 p.m. Saturday. The plane was scheduled to land at 1:30 p.m., according to police.
After contacting several Vancouver Island airports, Mounties were unable to locate the missing plane, and called the JRCC to initiate a search, police said...
(the plane is a Cessna 172 https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/b1f0770a-252a-11ea-...)
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