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One woman dead, another hurt after small plane crash in Mission

Last Updated Jul 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm PST

A small plane seems to have crashed near Stave Lake. (CityNews image)
Summary

A 66-year-old woman is dead after a plane crashed near Stave Lake in Mission on Monday

A 21-year-old woman was hurt in the crash

It's unclear what caused the small plane to go down

MISSION (NEWS 1130) — It’s unclear what caused a deadly plane crash near Stave Lake in Mission on Monday evening that left one woman dead and another injured.

The woman who died was 66 years old and she passed away at the scene. The other woman crews found was 21 years old.

She is in hospital, but police have not said what her injuries are, or what the connection is between the two — if there is any.

Just before 6 p.m., Mission RCMP got a call a small plane had gone down on an abandoned airstrip near Stave Lake.

However, the area is remote and inaccessible by road.

“Our members did access the remote location with the assistance of search and rescue and their air support. And unfortunately, due to the lighting conditions, we had a very limited time to retrieve the body and investigate the scene,” explains Mission RCMP Sgt. Chris Robinson.

Due to the rough terrain around the crash site, crews used the chopper to get to and from the scene involving the downed single-engine Cessna.

Members of the Transportation Safety Board will be on scene today and working with the RCMP which is there to ensure there was nothing criminal about what happened.

The BC Coroner Service is also involved to look into the woman’s death.