Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Courier Plane crashes in Terrace

A courier plane from a company called Nav Air crashed upon take off at the Terrace airport, shortly after 6:30 on Tuesday night. The twin engine charter on a regular run to Vancouver, was apparently in the air for only a minute before it crashed in woods south of the Northwest Regional Airport.

Fire and Rescue officials from Terrace were on the scene quickly, but sadly the two pilots on board both perished in the crash.

Weather in Terrace at the time of the crash was listed as overcast with a visibility of about 15 kilometers.

The Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the incident to determine the cause of the fatal crash.

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