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Squamish RCMP confirm two dead following plane crash in remote area

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
May 26th, 2024

Squamish RCMP sent out an update Sunday to the public regarding a plane crash that occurred Friday, May 24,2024.

Unfortunately, RCMP have confirmed to the crash to be fatal.

Squamish RCMP initially received the report of a plane crash in a remote area Friday evening, and worked with partner agencies to advance the investigation.

RCMP received notification of an automatic crash notification from a smart phone with the location of the phone was showing in a remote area on the outskirts of Squamish.

Search and Rescue as well as Joint Rescue Coordination Center have been engaged and are working with the RCMP to advance the investigation. Due to the challenges of accessing the remote location, police are not yet able to confirm any details regarding the crash.

RCMP said that on Saturday, May 25, 2024, police were able to access the remote area located South of Squamish on the West side of Howe Sound via air.

“Once on scene it was confirmed that sadly, the two occupants of the plane did not survive,” Squamish RCMP media release said.

RCMP is working alongside the Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of this incident. The RCMP would like to thank Squamish Search and Rescue, Blackcomb Helicopters and several members of the public who were integral in locating and accessing the site of the crash.

RCMP said that no additional details will be released at this time.

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