Plane crash on Gabriola Island
2019-12-11 08:50 PST
File # 2019-908
On Tuesday Dec. 10 at approximately 6:30 p.m. reports of a plane crash on Gabriola Island was received by the Gabriola RCMP.
Through investigation it was confirmed that a small plane had crashed on the north-west corner of the Island. RCMP members travelled to the scene and are confirming multiple fatalities from this crash. The BC Coroners Service was notified later in the evening.
Because of the nature of plane crashes, this event will be investigated in parallel with the Transportation Safety Board, who have been notified and will be attending the scene on Dec. 11. The crash scene is currently being held by the Gabriola RCMP until the arrival of the TSB.
The BC Coroners Service has also been notified of multiple fatalities and is in the preliminary stages of its fact-finding investigation to determine who died, and how, where, when and by what means the deceased came to their sudden, unexpected deaths.
Further information is anticipated to be released once investigators have arrived on scene and have conducted their preliminary investigation.
Cpl. Chris ManseauDivision Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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