Two die in small plane crash near Trout Lake

Two Saskatchewan residents have died after the small plane they were travelling in crashed near Trout Lake south of Revelstoke on Monday, April 11.

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Wikipedia lists this as a Rockwell Commander 112. Police say the airplane that crashed near Trout Lake on April 11 is a Rockwell 112B. Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons

Two Saskatchewan residents have died after the small plane they were travelling in crashed near Trout Lake south of Revelstoke on Monday, April 11.

BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Nakusp RCMP were notified of the incident at about 5:20 p.m. on Monday after an automatic beacon on the plane notified provincial authorities of an incident.

On Monday evening, a helicopter pilot was dispatched to the location, and was able to reach the wreckage and confirmed that the two occupants were deceased inside the downed airplane. The plane, a Rockwell 112B, was found crashed in a mountainous area near Galena Lodge.

Local search and rescue crews are making their way to the scene on Tuesday to recover the bodies.

Nakusp RCMP are working to notify next of kin.

Police said the deceased are a male and female from Saskatchewan aged 50 and 54. The plane was en route from Kelowna to Wynyard, Saskatchewan.

Trout lake is located about 75 kilometres southeast of Revelstoke.

Nakusp RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the incident.