Lake Country man identified as pilot of crashed Cessna

An Air Cab floatplane Cessna, similar to the one that crashed on Vancouver Island Oct. 24.
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LAKE COUNTRY - A man from Lake Country has been identified as one of the three killed in a plane crash on West Cracroft Island Oct. 24.

According to the B.C. Coroners Service, Kevin Roger Williams, aged 42, from Lake Country, was the pilot of the Air Cab Cessna 185 floatplane that crashed into an island in the middle of Potts Lagoon, where it was expected to land, at around 11:45 a.m.

The two other passengers on the plane were Frederick Gerald Cecil Wiley, aged 40, of Merville on Vancouver Island, and Norman Slavik, aged 59, of Surrey. The two passengers had chartered the plane to take them from Port McNeill to a logging operation on West Cracroft Island, a small island on the east side of Robson Bight east of Alert Bay.

All three men died on impact.

The B.C. Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board, and WorkSafeBC continue to investigate these deaths.


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