RCMP said they were notified by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre that a Cessna float plane had crashed into the water in Strachan Bay.
The plane was transporting two passengers out of a logging camp back to Port Hardy, police said.
“Coast Guard helicopter and boats were sent to the area and a search was made, however, no survivors have been located and the plane has been presumed to have sunk,” Cpl. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP, said in a release.
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“The RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are working together to determine what may have caused the plane to go down.”