One confirmed dead following plane crash near Green Lake, B.C.

By Chad Harris / James Peters
June 16, 2016 - 12:56pm Updated: June 17, 2016 - 12:42am

70 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — One person has been confirmed dead after a plane crash in the South Cariboo.

Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board says the light aircraft crashed upon landing at an airstrip near Green Lake, east of 70 Mile House.

"It's a private aircraft that crashed on landing. The pilot has been taken to hospital with serious injuries. The passenger is reportedly deceased," explained Yearwood. 

Yearwood says the TSB is waiting to interview the pilot, but they don't anticipate it will be any time soon due to the extent of his injuries.

He notes it's too soon to speculate about what may have led to the crash.

"We are waiting for the police, for some more information. We are assessing the occurrence. It is a landing accident; lost control during landing. We are waiting to interview the pilot when able, but we don't anticipate that to be very soon due because of his injuries." 

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