Plane crash victim identified
Aug 14, 2012 / 4:30 pm
The BC Coroners Service has identified the victim of Monday's plane crash near Brenda Mines.
The victim has been identified as Jayson Dallas Wesley Smith, 30, of Vancouver.
Smith was one of four people on board a twin engine Piper Comanche plane that crashed after taking off from Penticton Regional Airport.
The plane was en route to Boundary Bay.
The deceased was not the pilot.
Three other people on board, a man and two women, were airlifted to hospital.
One man and one woman were taken to Kelowna General Hospital while the other woman was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
She will apparently be sent to Vancouver General Hospital.
All three remain in critical condition with life threatening injuries.
According to CTV News, the Transportation Safety Board has hinted the pilot was one of the two females on board.
The plane was co-owned by Rick Zyvitski of Comox and Maplewood Landscaping Ltd. a company out of Delta.
CTV has also confirmed that a member of the Johansson family was on board the plane.
Thorsten Johansson founded the company in 1973.
Meantime, News1130 in Vancouver has learned one of the four people on board was a brand new pilot who went to Penticton to hang out with his girlfriend.
She and two others were on board for the return trip.
All four on board were apparently in their 20's and 30's.
Brenda Mines Plane Crash - August 13, 2012
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