NEWS RELEASE · 2nd July 2012
Williams Lake RCMP
On June 30th, 2012, at 9:55 pm the Williams Lake RCMP were advised of an overdue float plane.
The private plane had departed Williams Lake around 1:40 pm and was due to return to Williams Lake at 5:00 PM. Search and Rescue were advised and a fixed wing aircraft and helicopter were dispatched from Comox B.C.
An aerial search was conducted and a downed float plane was located approximately 9 kms North West of Williams Lake, near the Fraser River. Examination of the scene confirmed the pilot (sole occupant) did not survive the crash.
The investigation is now being lead by the BC Coroners Service with assistance from the RCMP. The name of the pilot is not being released at this time.