4 die in Canadian airplane crash

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Four people died when their twin-engine Cessna aircraft crashed en route to the Calgary area from British Columbia.

Canadian transportation officials said the small aircraft disappeared from radar shortly after departing from Kelowna in British Columbia. The wreckage was found near Winfield, B.C.

Bill Yearwood, of the country’s transportation safety board, said the crash was “unsurvivable.”

“The aircraft is destroyed; all persons on board lost their lives,” he said.

Surrey Air Traffic Control alerted emergency officials at 10:07 p.m. Thursday it lost track of the plane. It was discovered in a wooded area.

“Several resources were immediately dispatched to the jet’s last known location,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said.



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