Private Plane Crash on Vancouver Island Injures Two, Sparks Investigation


In the northern reaches of Vancouver Island, a small plane crashed on Wednesday morning, resulting in minor injuries for the two occupants. Rescuers promptly airlifted the two individuals to the hospital for immediate medical attention.

The aircraft, which was a private de Havilland Beaver, experienced a terrain collision roughly 18 kilometres southwest of Campbell River, according to a representative from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The single-engine, propeller craft carried only two passengers when it tragically plunged.

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A seasoned investigator from the Transportation Safety Board had been assigned to the wreckage site and was anticipated to report by late Thursday morning, as disclosed by agency representative Liam MacDonald.

The site of the accident, as detailed by the Comox Valley Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), was a remote and forested region near Wolf Lake. The site was inspected by the Mounties, accompanied by a search and rescue team aboard a Cormorant helicopter from the 19 Wing Comox. The RCMP assured that injuries from the incident were not life-threatening.

As of now, the RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are diligently striving to ascertain the crash’s causative factors. Their intensive investigation aims to fathom how and why the plane suddenly plummeted.

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Melinda Cochrane is a poet, teacher and fiction author. She is also the editor and publisher of The Inspired Heart, a collection of international writers. Melinda also runs a publishing company, Melinda Cochrane International books for aspiring writers, based out Montreal, Quebec. Her publication credits include: The art of poetic inquiry, (Backalong Books), a novella, Desperate Freedom, (Brian Wrixon Books Canada), and 2 collections of poetry; The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat, (Backalong Books), and She’s an Island Poet, Desperate Freedom was on the bestseller's list for one week, and The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat is one of hope and encouragement for all those living in the social welfare system. She’s been published in online magazines such as, (regular writer for) ‘Life as a Human’, and Shannon Grissom’s magazine.