At least 4 dead in floatplane crash north of Vancouver Island
At least 4 dead in floatplane crash north of Vancouver Island At least 4 dead in floatplane crash north of Vancouver IslandAre beginning with breaking news on CBC News Network tonight, I’m Natasha British Columbia, emergency officials are on the scene of a plane crash have been confirmed, dead, cbc’s, Megan Bachelor is watching this story for us omegan tell us what we know at this stage. So Natasha, like you mentioned, we know that 4 people have been killed in this float plane crash off the coast of central, be five people have survived. We don’t know what kind of condition they’re in, but we do now know that five people survived. Four people were killed, a total of 9 people were on board that plane to. Let’S take a look at just where this happen. It was off the coat on addenbrooke Island and this is off the coast of central BC. We know that the plane is a charter plane that was on its way to Calvert Island, which is set large island just to the west of addenbrooke Island. We don’t know exactly what happened leading up to the this is an image of a plane that is similar to the one that was involved in this crash. We know that it was a Cessna 208 floatplane that was involved in this crash. We don’t know exactly what happened to lead up to this. We know that it left at the crash happened just before noon. Today I was along a BC Ferries route, which really helps with the emergency response to it, which included that a BC ferry as well as the Coast Guard, the five survivors were taken to Port Hardy, is on Vancouver Island. You can see on that map there and they were met with ambulances as well, as are ambulances which were going to be taking some of those passengers over to Vancouver on the mainland. Again, we don’t know what happened not today, we are being told that weather may have been a factor. There was low visibility being reported at the time, and so that could have been a factor. But we are staying tuned for more details on exactly what happened to Tasha company. So we know that that Cessna 208 plane was owned by sea air and they have issued a brief statement. We here that they have suspended flights for the rest of the day today, and they say that they are cooperating with emergency workers on this and that safety is their top priority. We do know that they have been involved in another fatal crash. That was back in 2009 when six people were killed when a beaver float plane crashed at that time. 60 Belk in this crash. We know that four people have been killed again, that was on the coast of central BC. At addenbrooke Island five people have survived again attached. We do not know at this point. What kind of in those five people are in a very latest on this breaking news story throughout the evening right here on CBC News Network tonight, but let’s try and get more inside based on what we do know, and for that we are turning out doc. Williams. He’S a former flight safety officer with Transport, Canada and he joins us now in Toronto – job good to have you back on the showing on the network. Let’S begin with what we know so far, limited information for people are dead. Five people injured, Cessna airplane, has crashed. What stands out for you, implying particularly in isolated areas on you, got to get out of the airplane, which is often upside down in the water. You got to make your way to show Roar inflate your life jacket and rubber dinghy and get yourself turned upside down in that periodically. This is going to happen in these circumstances and, sadly, once again, it has the weather conditions. At the time of the crash truck. Is it the water looks grainy, and this guy looks great and sometimes merge together, and you really can’t tell whether you’re flying level or flying left experience instrument flying pilot and many Bush Pilots are not, then you can find yourself uncertain of where you’re at and where You’Re going how the plane is flying and you have second make the right decision – the right decision. In most cases, getting to get out of there go back home or you took off from and wait till the weather clears up, but I’m not certain how bad the weather was. There’S, always a margin between and perfectly dangerous. In this instance, there were survivors, it means it wasn’t perfectly the interest, but in many cases Pilots maybe take it a little too far, try too hard to get the past where they paid to go, and this sort of thing happens, but that’s not in anyway jumping To a conclusion, then, there may have been some other completely unrelated difficulty with the airplane lots of details still to be filled in lots of gaps in the information, but you did mention that oftentimes, the pilots don’t have the necessary experience to fly a plane like this. In difficult conditions, so why are the rules more stringent? To be honest, the rules say you’re not supposed to fly in difficult conditions. The fact of the matter is, if you’re flying what we called visual flight rules VFR, the weather should be at least a thousand feet of out of ceiling, light and three miles visibility flying along you’re, clear of cloud and then all of a sudden you’re in the Bottom of a cloud deck and you lose all visual reference to the ground and you got to figure out what to do right now. If your instrument flying experienced internal and you’ll come out in the clear where you were before. But if you don’t do that very very quickly, you can find yourself heading toward the mountain or you may let the the nose drop a little bit and you’re heading towards the sea. You just you don’t know so the trick is our rules in Transport. Canada are your not to be flying in circumstances where it’s unsafe. Sadly, that happens in a few seconds to try to get out of there and you don’t make it instigating this situation. What are the key pieces of information? Do you want answered afloat and crash-land? Bradford was an amphibious aircraft were by any chance the wheels down on the amphibious floats at in the a little bit different from a regular playing the flying circumstances, what the weather in Toronto, International Airport, Pacific Ocean – and, if you happen to me, free it’s always about This flight safety officer with Transport, Canada, At least four people are dead after a floatplane crashed Friday off the central coast of B.C., according to a navy official. Nine people in total were on board the Cessna 208, said Lt. Chelsea Dubeau of Maritime Forces Pacific. The condition of the other five is not known.
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