Air Crash Victim Identified
Prince George, B.C. – The BC Coroners Service has identified the man killed in a plane crash near Vanderhoof Monday.
He was 42-year-old Leonard Michael Benga of Saskatoon.
Benga was the pilot of a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver airplane which took off from Vanderhoof airport Monday morning en route to Laidman Lake, a remote lake southwest of Vanderhoof.
About 25 minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed into a heavily wooded area about 20 km east of Laidman Lake.
Banga was deceased at the scene. Four other occupants were rescued and transported to hospital.
The BC Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board and RCMP continue to investigate.