Pilot of PG Bound Plane Legally Impaired
Prince George, B.C. – Shocking news from the BC Coroners Service this afternoon.
The agency confirms that toxicology results have found a significant level of alcohol in the pilot of a cargo plane that crashed into the North Shore Mountains in April.
34 year old Robert Brandt was the captain and 32 year old Kevin Wang was the first officer on a Metro II cargo plane operated by Kelowna-based Carson Air which crashed on the morning of April 13.
The plane had taken off from Vancouver International Airport a short time before, bound for Prince George. Both men were killed on impact.
Post-mortem testing conducted on behalf of the BC Coroners Service found an alcohol level of 52 mmol/L in Brandt’s system (three times the legal limit).
No other substances were found and the incident remains under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service.
No drugs or alcohol were found in Wang’s system.