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3 people killed in small plane crash off Vancouver Island

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3 people died in a short period of time. plane crash north of port hardyBC on Wednesday.

The RCMP said it had received notification from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center that a Cessna seaplane had crashed into the waters of Strachan Bay.

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Police said the plane was transporting two passengers from a logging camp to Port Hardy.

“Coast Guard helicopters and boats were dispatched to the area to search, but no survivors were found and the plane is presumed sunk,” said a spokesperson for the Cpl. BC RCMP. Alex Bérube said in the release:

“The RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are working together to determine what caused the plane to crash.”

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The RCMP West Coast Marine and Dive Team have also been called in to look for planes and people.

Anyone with information should contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

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