No survivors found after floatplane crashes with three on board

No survivors after crash

No survivors have been located after a Cessna floatplane carrying two passengers crashed near Strachan Bay, north of Port Hardy, on Wednesday.

The plane is presumed to have sunk, said B.C. RCMP spokesman Cpl. Alex Berube.

“The RCMP and Transportation Safety Board are working together to determine what may have caused the plane to go down.”

RCMP West Coast Marine Services and the RCMP Dive Team are also working to locate the aircraft.

Victoria’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre was notified of the crash about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. Two passengers were being transported from a logging camp back to Port Hardy.

The plane that went down belonged to Air Cab, said Joel Eilertsen, president of the floatplane company based in Coal Harbour.

“I can’t say much,” he said. “We don’t know what happened yet.”

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