Small plane crashes at remote airstrip in southwest B.C.

Jul 28, 2020

Photo: CBC - BC News

Cessna 170 went down north of Stave Lake on Monday evening, officials say

One person is dead and another injured after a small plane carrying two people crashed in a remote area north of Mission, B.C., early Monday evening. The single-engine Cessna 170 went down on a rough, abandoned airstrip north of Stave Lake around 5:30 p.m. PT, RCMP said Tuesday.

Officers responded and found a 66-year-old woman dead at the scene. A 21-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment of “undetermined injuries,” according to a statement.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria and paramedics also responded. The Transportation Safety Board confirmed it is also aware of the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The BC Coroners Service is investigating the woman’s death.

Mounties said the airstrip is remote and inaccessible by road. Police said officers had to call in search and rescue personnel to take them to the crash site.

(News Source: CBC-BC News, with files from Yvette Brend and The Canadian Press)