(Allan and Kathryn Boudreau/Facebook)

Two of the three people who died in a plane crash on Gabriola Island on December 10th have been named and identified by their daughter Bridget Boudreau.

Allan and Katheryn Boudreau both died in the tragic plane crash which also claimed the life of 62-year-old Mill Bay resident and pilot of the airplane, Alex Bahlsen.

See also: BC Coroner confirms three people died in Gabriola Island plane crash

The crash took place at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th, on the north-west corner of Gabriola Island.

Daughter Bridget Boudreau confirmed in a Facebook post that a memorial for her parents would be held at St. Mary’s Church in Ladysmith, B.C., at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 20th.

In a press release on December 17th, the BC Coroners Service reported that a couple in their early 50s had died in the crash, but did not confirm their identities.

Investigations by the BC Coroners Service are ongoing regarding the cause of the crash.

In their daily incident report (named CADORS, or Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System), Transport Canada detailed the reason behind the crash as a “Mechanical/technical malfunction of aircraft.”

The airplane “reported an equipment issue and deviated from the approach prior to dropping off of radar,” the CADORS summary reads.

There were no fatalities or injuries reported among people on the ground.

Witnesses of the crash have been offered counselling services.

With files from Brishti Basu

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