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Fatalities in Cessna crash north of Smithers

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At least one person is dead following the crash of a four-seat Cessna 182 north of Smithers Saturday.

Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre received an emergency notification from an emergency locator transmitter registered to a Cessna 182 approximately 50 nautical miles north of Smithers Landing at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

A Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter and Buffalo Search and Rescue fixed-wing aircraft from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox were dispatched to the scene.

A helicopter from Canadian Helicopters out of Smithers was also dispatched and has located the crash site.

On arrival of the Cormorant, Search and Rescue Technicians were lowered to the crash site. Details of how many people were on board have not been released, however Smithers RCMP have confirmed there is a fatality.

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