Pilot killed as plane crashes in Columbia Valley
On Nov. 24, 2023, at roughly 4 p.m., the Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a small plane crashing north of Brisco on the Bugaboo side of the valley, according to RCMP Sgt. Ed deJong.
He said a hunter had observed the plane apparently have engine trouble then go down in the wooded area. Columbia Valley Search and Rescue, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, and Transport Canada were all advised and provided resources.
“On the morning of Nov. 25, the crash site was located and it was discovered the pilot, who was the only occupant, did not survive the impact,” deJong said. “Our condolences go out to the family of the pilot who is a local area resident. We would also like to thank all those partner agencies involved in the search for the plane. “
Transport Canada will be the lead investigating agency going forward.