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UPDATE: Squamish police locate plane crash and both deceased occupants

(Update: May 26, 2024 @ 2:00 pm)- A plane crash outside of Squamish on Friday has been confirmed to be fatal.

Police were able to access the remote crash site located south of Squamish on the west side of the Howe Sound by air on Saturday.

Once on the scene, police located the two deceased occupants of the plane.

"The RCMP is working alongside the Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of this incident,” wrote Sgt. Vanessa Munn.

“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.”


(Original Canadian Press story: May 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am)-Mounties are investigating a report of a plane crash in the remote backcountry near Squamish.

A statement from the RCMP says police were informed of an automatic crash notification from a smartphone on Friday evening.

<who> Photo Credit: Canadian Press

The phone's location was traced to a remote area on the outskirts of Squamish, north of Vancouver.

Police say search and rescue teams and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre are working together as part of the investigation.

The statement says police are not yet able to confirm any details about the crash, including whether anyone was killed or injured, due to the challenges of accessing the remote site.

A spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said they were aware of the crash and were working with the coroner's service and RCMP, but referred all questions to police.



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