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Vernon men killed in plane crash near Fort St. John

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two men who died following an airplane crash near Fort St. John on Oct. 16.

They are: Leonard Bradley Chapman, 56, and Florian Michael Chapman, 26, both of Vernon.

Leonard Chapman was the pilot of, and Florian Chapman a passenger in, a Cessna 207 airplane which crashed on takeoff from an unpaved airstrip at the Chapman gravel site on 239 Road in Baldonnel, about 15 kilometres south of Fort St. John, shortly after 3 p.m. on Oct. 16. Both men were deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate these deaths.

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