A float plane has crashed off Addenbroke Island off the west coast of B.C.
At least four people have died in a float plane crash on uninhabited Addenbroke Island, about 100 kilometres north of Port Hardy.The incident involving a Cessna 208 happened early Friday afternoon, said Canadian Navy Lieut. Chelsea Dubeau of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Victoria.She said the B.C. Ferries vessel Northern Sea Wolf was nearby and on the scene quickly, while a Canadian Coast Guard Cormorant helicopter and Buffalo fixed-wing plane from 19 Wing Comox were dispatched.“Unfortunately we can confirm at this time that there are four individuals that are deceased,” Dubeau said. “We can’t confirm how many individuals were on the aircraft at this time.”A Cessna 208 is capable of carrying 10 to 14 passengers. She said it’s not clear where the plane was headed or if it was a commercial flight“Weather, we’re told, was raining with low visibility,” Dubeau said.Addenbroke Island is on the route the ferry takes from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert.