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3 missing after floatplane crashes into ocean off B.C. coast

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Three people are missing after a seaplane crashed into the sea Wednesday in a remote area off the central coast of British Columbia.

According to the RCMP, the small Cessna plane crashed in Strachan Bay, about 50 kilometers north of Port Hardy, British Columbia, around 1:20 p.m. Pacific time. There were 3 people on board. A pilot and his two passengers are returning from a logging camp to Port He Hardy.

The Canadian Coast Guard sent boats and helicopters to search, but a statement said, “No survivors have been found and the plane is presumed to have sunk.”

The RCMP’s West Coast Marine and Dive Team are still searching.

“Weather will pose a challenge to the rescue effort, but we will still put in all our efforts and available resources.” [into it]said RCMP Cpl. Alex Berube in an interview.

“I know our divers will do everything they can to find the plane and any survivors.”

The seaplane belonged to Air Cab, a coastal air charter company based in Coal Harbour, Vancouver. The company has installed tracking devices on all of its planes, but president Joel Eilersten said they don’t work underwater.

“We have no idea [what happened]'” Eilersten said by phone on Thursday.

The cavalry and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

“It’s still too early to determine why it fell, but we do know that yesterday’s weather was quite windy and that there is still a weather warning in place for the area today,” Verve said.

“This may have contributed to the crash, [full] Investigation. “

If you have any information, please contact the RCMP.

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