Peace River plane crash has Vernon link

Two men died when the plane went down in Taylor Saturday afternoon

  • Oct. 19, 2015 12:00 p.m.

MATT PREPROST

Alaska Highway News

An investigation continues into a fatal plane crash in northeastern B.C., but federal records show the plane was registered to a corporate air services company linked to a Vernon construction company.

It’s still unknown who was on board the Cessna 207 plane when it crashed on a grass strip at the Chapman Sand and Gravel pit, near Taylor, at around 4 p.m. Friday RCMP have confirmed two men were killed.

Transport Canada records show the plane — identified by the tail mark C-GNVZ — was registered to Chapman Corporate Air Services of Calgary. The pit is owned and operated by LB Chapman Construction, based in Vernon, which operates in the Peace Region.

Officials with LB Chapman could not be reached for comment.

Chris Krepski, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board, said initial information indicates the plane crashed on takeoff.

Krepski said investigators need to find out why the plane was taking off, and determine the nature of the flight, including the plane’s flight plans, what type of maintenance had been done on the aircraft, and any communication with aircraft services nearby.

Investigators wrapped up on scene Monday and headed back to Edmonton. From there, they’ll look at their information about the crash and its cause to determine if a full investigation is warranted.

“If there’s a potential to learn something to advance safety, that’s when we’ll conduct a full investigation,” said Krepski.

A full investigation could take up to a year, he said.

 

 

 

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