Ottawa, Dec 12: Three people were killed when a small airplane crashed on Gabriola Island, Canada, local media reported.
The twin-engine Piper Aerostar plane, took off from Bishop Airport northeast of Fresno, US state of California, and crashed in a fiery wreck while heading to the Nanaimo airport in Canada's British Columbia province, CTV reported on Wednesday. The coroner’s service said that identification of the crash victims was going on.
"Confirmation of the number of deceased and their identities will occur once identification has been definitively established and their family members have been notified. This process may take several days, "said coroners service spokesperson Andy Watson. Meanwhile, there were no casualties reported on the ground. Gabriola Island, which has a population of some 4,000, is a 20-minute ferry ride east of Nanaimo. UNI