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Pilot, 81, makes emergency landing on glacier

An 81-year-old pilot who made an emergency landing on a glacier north of Whistler, B.C., is being hailed as a hero by his passengers.

June 9, 2016  By CBC News

Pilot Vern Hannah was on a day trip from Pitt Meadows to Whistler on Sunday morning with two passengers in his single-engine plane when he took a wrong turn down a mountain valley.

“The map showed turning to right into Whistler, but we turned into a valley before we got to Whistler, and that was the mistake,” Hannah told CBC News on Tuesday morning. | READ MORE


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