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Small plane crash on Vancouver Island; TSB deployed

Privately-owned De Havilland Beaver invovled in Wednesday accident
An example of a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver float plane. This is not the plane that was involved in the accident. Image Credit: A Wikimedia Commons

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Campbell River following a small aircraft accident on Sept. 20.

“The incident in question occurred on the morning of Sept. 20,” said TSB media relations representative Liam McDonald.

The privately registered De Havilland DHC-2 (Beaver) collided with terrain approximately 10 nautical miles southwest of the Campbell River Airport (CYBL). Two individuals were aboard, sustaining minor injuries.

Comox Valley RCMP were alerted by NAV Canada to a plane crash in a remote wooded area near Wolf Lake.

Frontline members made their way to the area, with the Search and Rescue 442 Squadron Cormorant helicopter. The two occupants from the aircraft were located and air lifted to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Comox Valley RCMP is working alongside the Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of this crash.

The agency will be gathering information and assessing the occurrence.

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