Three killed in plane crash while mapping fire in B.C.

May 8, 2019

Cessna

(Source: , Fire Aviation)

A small plane checking a fire that burned last year crashed in British Columbia Saturday May 4 killing three occupants. The pilot of the single engine Cessna 182 and two passengers died in the accident while one passenger survived and is being treated after being flown to a Vancouver hospital by a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre helicopter.

Precision Vectors was under contract to the British Columbia Wildfire Service to use airborne infrared equipment to check fires from 2018 for residual holdover heat that persisted through the winter. Two of the deceased have been identified, both affiliated with the company — Lorne Borgal the CEO and founder of Precision Vectors, and Amir Ilya Sedghi who provided data analysis. The Transportation Safety Board confirmed that the aircraft went down about 57 miles north of Smithers, B.C.

From all of us at the BC Aviation Council, we offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident.

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