Bodies recovered from deadly plane crash near Port Hardy, BC

An RCMP dive team has recovered the bodies of the pilot and two passengers who died in a plane crash near Port Hardy, BC, last week.

The Cessna seaplane crashed into Strachan Bay on Wednesday, killing all three on board.

“Efforts have been made since the day of the crash to locate the aircraft and any survivors,” said BC RCMP spokesman Cpl. Alex Bérubé said in a press release Monday.

“Working through difficult weather conditions, our divers were able to locate the bodies of the pilot and the two passengers on Saturday, Nov. 26.”

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Crews find wreckage of fatally crashed BC plane

The plane was en route from a logging camp on the central coast to Port Hardy, about 31 miles (50 km) to the south, when it crashed.

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Emergency services located the wreck on Friday.

The Transport Safety Board said it was gathering information about the incident and would send a team to the scene in the coming days.

RCMP says no crime is suspected in the deaths and the file has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.

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