RCMP said they were notified by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre that a Cessna float plane had crashed into the water in Strachan Bay.
The plane was transporting two passengers out of a logging camp back to Port Hardy, police said.
“Coast Guard helicopter and boats were sent to the area and a search was made, however, no survivors have been located and the plane has been presumed to have sunk,” Cpl. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP, said in a release.
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“The RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are working together to determine what may have caused the plane to go down.”
The RCMP West Coast Marine and Dive Team is also being called in to look for the plane and the people.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.