February 19, 2018

Lawsuit launched after deadly plane crash

Passengers injured in a plane crash near Vancouver International Airport two years ago are suing the airline for damages. Six of the passengers have filed a lawsuit in BC Supreme Court against Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. The aircraft was on a charter flight from Vancouver to Kelowna, when it crashed onto Russ Baker Way, slid across the road and … [Read more...]

Richmond plane crash survivor thanks rescuers

Carolyn Cross says it's a miracle she and the other passengers are still here. She suffered a bash to the head; knee, hip and back injuries; and her teeth still need to be fixed. A year ago today, a small plane tried to return to YVR from a flight to Kelowna, but crashed landed just short of the runway, in the middle of a busy road. Cross often … [Read more...]

Four people okay after small plane veers off runway in Chilliwack

Four people were able to walk away from a small plane crash in Chilliwack this afternoon. RCMP Corporal Keith Harwood says the Cessna was coming in to land around 1:00. "Ran into a little bit of trouble and it veered off the runway slightly and came to rest in a ditch just on the edge of the runway." Heavy winds may have played a … [Read more...]

Plane crash kills 1 near Pitt Meadows

Transportation Safety Board investigators will be back this morning at the site of float plane crash in Pitt Lake yesterday.  The Cessna 172 was on a training flight out of Pitt Meadows airport when something went wrong and it crash-landed in the lake. Nearby boaters were able to help the student pilot, but the instructor with the Pacific Rim … [Read more...]

Pilot error blamed in deadly Mission plane crash

The Transportation Safety Board has released its report into a fatal crash last year. The crash happened midair on February 9, 2011 in the Mission area. Four planes had taken off from Langley for a formation flight to Chilliwack, but two of the planes,  both Cessnas,  collided during a turn.One of the planes fell into a slough, two people … [Read more...]

Family of plane crash survivor miffed at health care system, but not for the usual reasons

One of the two remaining survivors from a plane crash near Penticton in August can't get a doctor to accept him at Vancouver General Hospital.  Vincent Hannay is out of the intensive care unit at Kelowna General Hospital, and his family wants him back in Vancouver to continue his recovery.  His uncle Rick Hannay says BC Bedline has an … [Read more...]

Plane crash claims second victim

A second person has died following Monday's plane crash near Brenda Mines. The BC Coroners Service identifies the victim as 24-year old Lauren Sewell of Surrey. 30-year old Jayson Smith of Vancouver died at the scene of the accident, which remains under investigation by the Transporation Safety Board. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Vancouver man killed in Okanagan plane crash

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man killed in a plane crash near Brenda Mines in the Okanagan yesterday. The victim is 30 year old Jayson Dallas Wesley Smith of Vancouver. The other three people on board remain in hospitals in Kelowna and Kamloops, suffering from serious injuries. The Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate … [Read more...]

Small plane forced to land in Pitt Meadows field

The pilot is unhurt after a small plane landed in a field in Pitt Meadows Saturday afternoon. RCMP say the aircraft was forced to land north of Lougheed Highway, near a golf course -- just short of the airport. The plane is also okay. The pilot was the only person on board. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Miyazaki Plans Fighter Plane Designer Biopic

Famed "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki is tackling something quite different for his next effort at the helm. Twitch reports that Miyazaki is said to be developing a film about Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the 'Zero' fighter plane infamously used by the Japanese during the Pearl Harbor attack during World War II. The … [Read more...]