Air Cab owner devastated by fatal crash
ALERT BAY, B.C. - The owner of a float plane company on northern Vancouver Island says he's devastated by the crash of an Air Cab float plane on a small island off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.
The Cessna 185 went down yesterday near Potts Lagoon on West Cracroft Island, a remote island near the tip of Johnstone Strait, shortly after takeoff from Port McNeill.
The pilot and both passengers were killed.
Air Cab owner Joel Eilertson says he is extremely upset on behalf of the families who lost loved ones.
Transportation Safety Board investigators are travelling to the remote site about 275 kilometres northwest of Vancouver.
A cause of the crash has not yet been pinpointed and names of the victims have not been released.