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Float plane carrying workers from B.C. logging camp crashes into water


November 25, 2022
By The Canadian Press

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A search is underway in Strachan Bay on British Columbia’s central coast for a float plane that crashed into the water.

Mounties in Port Hardy say the plane went down Wednesday afternoon with three people on board.

Cpl. Alex Berube says in a statement they have learned that the plane was transporting two passengers out of a logging camp back to Port Hardy.

Coast guard helicopters and boats were sent to the search area but no survivors have been found.

Police say it’s presumed the wreckage sank.

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Berube says the RCMP and Transportation Safety Board are conducting parallel investigations to determine what may have caused the crash.

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