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TSB investigators arrive at site of float plane crash

Aug. 19, 2013, Tofino, B.C. - Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to arrive today at the site of a deadly float plane crash on Vancouver Island.

August 19, 2013  By The Canadian Press

Two of the six people aboard the plane were killed when it crashed Friday minutes after taking off from a lake 85-kilometres northwest of Tofino.

Officials had to hike in to the heavily forested area after bad weather prevented them from flying.

The plane was operated by Air Nootka and had been hired by five experienced hikers.

Two people escaped the crash unharmed and two others who were injured are now listed in stable condition.


One of the injured, Nanaimo resident John Young, told Global B.C. that the pilot was one of the people killed.

The pilot's name hasn't been released.

The CBC is reporting the other person killed was Charles Turner of Comox, B.C.


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