Investigation underway into small plane crash

Port Hardy

2022-11-24 08:49 PST

File # 2022-3795

The RCMP in Port Hardy is currently investigating a small plane crash near Strachan Bay, north of Port Hardy.

On November 23, 2022 at around 1:20 p.m., the Port Hardy RCMP was notified by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) of a Cessna float plane who had crashed into the water in Strachan Bay. It was learned that the aircraft was transporting two passengers out of logging camp back to Port Hardy.

Coast Guard helicopter and boats were sent to the area and a search was made, however no survivors have been located and the plane has been presumed to have sunk, said Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. The RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are both conducting parallel investigations to determine what may have caused the plane to go down.

The RCMP West Coast Marine and Dive Team are also being mobilized in effort to locate the plane, the two passengers and the pilot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

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Cpl. Alex Bérubé

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153


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