BRITISH COLUMBIA

Pilot Dead In Plane Crash Near Nelson, B.C.

06/13/2013 02:13 EDT | Updated 08/13/2013 05:12 EDT
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VANCOUVER - The pilot of a Cessna 337 has been killed in the crash of his small plane in southeastern B.C.

UPDATE: June 17 - The victim has been identified as Anthony Arnold Quibell, 53, of Nelson confirmed B.C. Coroners service in a news release.

Transportation Safety Board official Bill Yearwood says the plane was located in the hills near Crawford Bay, about 50 kilometres northeast of Nelson after a brief search on Wednesday night.

He says the pilot, who was alone in the twin-engine plane, died at the scene.

The man, who's name has not been released, had taken off from Nelson at about 1 p.m.

He was intending to make the six hour flight to La Ronge, Sask., but was reported overdue several hours after takeoff.

Yearwood says TSB investigators are travelling to the site and more information could be released later