Squamish RCMP confirm two deaths after plane crash in remote area

Squamish RCMP sent an update to the public on Sunday regarding a plane crash that occurred on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Unfortunately, RCMP have confirmed that the crash was fatal.

Squamish RCMP initially received the report of a plane crash in a remote area Friday evening and worked with partner agencies to advance the investigation.

RCMP received a report of an automated crash notification from a smartphone, showing the phone’s location in a remote area on the outskirts of Squamish.

Search and Rescue and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center have been activated and are working with the RCMP to advance the investigation. Due to the difficulties in reaching the remote location, police cannot yet confirm details about the crash.

RCMP said police gained aerial access to the remote area south of Squamish on the west side of Howe Sound on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

“Once on scene, it was confirmed that the two occupants of the aircraft unfortunately did not survive,” the Squamish RCMP news release said.

RCMP are working with the Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of this incident. The RCMP would like to thank Squamish Search and Rescue, Blackcomb Helicopters and several members of the public who were instrumental in locating and entering the crash scene.

RCMP said no additional details will be released at this time.

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