Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Investigation underway into plane crash on Vancouver Island that left two injured


Two individuals have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a plane crash that occurred on Wednesday morning in a wooded area near Campbell River.

The incident prompted a response from RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) as they work together to uncover the cause of the crash.

Comox Valley RCMP and a 442 Squadron Cormorant helicopter were dispatched to the scene shortly after the crash was reported.

They successfully located the plane in a wooded area near Wolf Lake and assisted the plane’s occupants, who were subsequently airlifted to hospital for medical attention.

The aircraft involved in the incident has been identified as a privately registered de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited DHC-2 (Beaver).

The crash site is situated approximately 18 kilometers southwest of the Campbell River Airport.

The TSB has taken charge of the investigation. Their primary objective will be to collect crucial information, assess the scene, and determine whether a comprehensive investigation into the occurrence is warranted.

“The TSB has since deployed an investigator to the scene, and we will be collecting information, assessing the scene, and deciding as to whether we will launch a full investigation into the occurrence,” stated the safety board.

Anyone with relevant information on the crash is encouraged to contact Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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