06/02/2015 02:59 EDT | Updated 06/02/2016 05:59 EDT

Weather may have been factor in northern B.C. plane crash that killed US couple

FORT NELSON, B.C. - Rescue officials say a couple from the United States has been killed in a small plane crash in northern British Columbia.

The husband and wife were travelling to Watson Lake from Dawson Creek.

The Joint Rescue Communication Centre in Victoria say the plane veered off course Monday and crashed in the Fort Nelson region.

Officials aren't saying what caused the crash, but says the weather was “active” at the time and could have been a factor.

The identities of the victims have not been released, nor has their hometown. (CKNW)