NAKUSP – Two people are dead after a small private plane crashed in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia.
The Transportation Safety Board says a single-engine Rockwell 112B took off from Kelowna on Monday morning heading to Wynyard, Sask.
A few hours later, another aircraft picked up a signal from an emergency locater beacon between Nakusp and Revelstoke, near Galena Lodge in a heli-skiing area.
The wreckage of the plane was found in the snow along with the remains of the two people who were on board.
Bill Yearwood with the Transportation Safety Board says they continue to try and piece together what happened.
“At this point we can just say the aircraft entered the trees and collided with the terrain at a very steep angle,” said Yearwood. “That is consistent with loss of control.”
The two dead, who have not been identified, were adults.
The aircraft was registered in Wynyard.