Vancouver Plane Crash
October 28, 2011 by staff
The pilot, Luc Fortin, 44, from North Vancouver, was one of the nine people pulled from the burning wreckage by bystanders and firefighters minutes after the accident.
Two others remain in critical condition, four are in stable condition and two others were discharged during the night, Vancouver Coastal Health officials said Friday morning.
The Board of Transportation Safety is investigating the incident, but so far has not said anything about what might have caused the plane crash.
The charred remains of the aircraft was removed from the road at night and traffic in the area had returned to normal from 4:30 am PT, the RCMP said Friday.
The Beechcraft King Air 100, operated by Northern Thunderbird Air, crashed Thursday afternoon after developing a problem shortly after takeoff from Kelowna.
The plane turned around about 15 minutes of flight after seeing an indication of a problem and crashed shortly before the track Russ Baker Way Richmond, hitting a car.
The seven passengers and two crew were taken to hospital after bystanders and rescue workers pulled the burning plane.
There was no information on the situation of two people in the car he was beaten by the plane or in the condition of a pedestrian who was sent to hospital after being beaten by debris.
After the accident, some people left their cars in the middle of the street and ran to the fall of fire to get the passengers and take them away from the blazing wreckage.
Steve Baran, who works for Canada Post at the airport, said he helped get people out of burning wreckage.
“I pulled the nose cone down and one after another that has just released the passengers really fast,” said Baran.
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