Bodies recovered from last week's float plane crash north of Port Hardy

Bodies recovered from crash

The bodies of the pilot and two passengers who died in a float plane crash last week north of Port Hardy have been recovered by Port Hardy RCMP and the RCMP Dive Team.

The plane went down Nov. 23 while pilot Patrick Lehman was flying two men from a logging camp to Port Hardy.

Efforts to locate the plane and potential survivors have been ongoing since the day of the crash, said B.C. RCMP spokesman Cpl. Alex Berube.

Berube said divers worked through challenging weather conditions to find the bodies, which have been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service.

The downed plane is owned by the Air Cab float plane company, whose president Joel Eilertsen described Lehman as “a very qualified pilot, a very good person.”

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