One dead, four injured in small plane crash in B.C. central Interior

By The Canadian Press
October 11, 2016 - 10:15am Updated: October 11, 2016 - 12:34pm

ANAHIM LAKE, B.C. — A Saskatchewan man is dead and four other men were injured after a plane crashed in British Columbia’s central Interior on Monday.

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the de Havilland Beaver aircraft left an airfield in Vanderhoof, B.C., east of Prince George, and was headed to Laidman Lake.

Yearwood says the men were planning on hunting in the remote region.

He says the plane crashed into trees, although the aircraft did not catch fire in the snow-covered area.

Rescuers found one man dead at the scene, and Yearwood says one of the other four men injured was in serious condition.

The name of the man killed hasn’t been released. 

The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to investigate the cause of the crash.


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