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TSB investigators on scene of Kamloops area plane crash

TSB investigator Travis Shelongosky on site of a Cessna 172L crash near Kamloops.
Image Credit: Transportation Safety Board
August 10, 2013 - 12:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has released photographs of the scene of the plane crash that claimed the life of a Kamloops teenager.

Lorne Perreault, 16, died when the Cessna 172L he was flying crashed into the hills near Cache Creek west of Kamloops on Tuesday. He was the only one in the aircraft.

Perreault was training to be a pilot at TylAir Aviation in Kamloops. The business has been in operation for 3 months. Along with the on-site investigation, the TSB is also looking at TylAir.

Investigators had to hike into the scene of the crash. They are gathering preliminary data according to the TSB.

No word yet on what caused the crash that killed the 16-year-old pilot-in-training.

To contact the reporter for this story, email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331.

Wreckage of a Cessna 172L that crash landed in the Cache Creek Hills west of Kamloops.
Wreckage of a Cessna 172L that crash landed in the Cache Creek Hills west of Kamloops.
Image Credit: Transportation Safety Board

Part of the Cessna 172L wreckage that crash landed west of Kamloops.
Part of the Cessna 172L wreckage that crash landed west of Kamloops.
Image Credit: Transportation Safety Board

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