One person is dead and three others have been flown by helicopter to hospital in critical condition after a small plane crashed west of Kelowna on Monday.
Search and rescue workers had a tough time finding, then reaching the downed plane at Brenda Mines.
A Cormorant helicopter was dispatched to the crash site.
Rescuers managed to pull three survivors from the wreckage. Two of the patients were taken to Kelowna General Hospital, while a third was airlifted to hospital in Kamloops.
Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark confirmed the number of injuries, as well as one death after the Piper twin engine Commanche crashed off Highway 97C.
Search and rescue officials say
the plane was travelling from Pentiction to Boundary Bay when it went down around 5 p.m.
Canadian Navy search and rescue spokeswoman Capt. Annie Djiotsa said the plane took off from Penticton, about 55 kilometres from the crash site.
The Transportation Safety Board says it will be investigating the crash and plans to send two officials to the site this morning.
More information will be released today.
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