Cessna crash victims recovered

The bodies of the two men killed in a plane crash Tuesday in a remote area north of Harrison Lake were recovered late Wednesday.

The bodies of the two men killed in a plane crash Tuesday in a remote area north of Harrison Lake were recovered late Wednesday.

The two bodies were taken to the Chilliwack airport for preliminary examination by a coroner, and then transported to the Royal Columbian Hospital for further examination.

The pilot has been identified as 25-year-old Brett Loftus, of Langley, and the student has been identified as 23-year-old Joel Nortman, of Vancouver.

“This was absolutely a tragic accident,” RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said in a news release.

Mountain terrain“The families and friends of these two men are understandably having difficulty dealing with their losses and are asking for their privacy.”

The two men were on a flight training session out of the Boundary Bay airport when the single-engine Cessna went down.

The crash scene, about 2 km southwest of the old Tipella airstrip and about nine or 10 km from the Spring Creek logging camp, is now in the hands of the Transportation Safety Board.

Hollingsworth said there is nothing to indicate the crash was criminal in nature, so the TSB and the B.C. Coroner’s Office have full conduct of the investigation.

Safety board officials were not immediately available.

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