Tragically, a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight on its way from Vancouver to a Plutonic Power Corp. work camp near Toba Inlet crashed on Sunday, Nov 16th on South Thormanby Island. One passenger survived the crash of the Grumman Goose aircraft, the other seven people aboard died.
In August 2008 another Pacific Coastal Grumman Goose airplane crashed on northern Vancouver Island, killing five people.
The Vancouver-based airline’s president said Sunday the company would suspend all floatplane operations until further notice. (Sources: CBC Vancouver, “7 dead, 1 survivor in plane crash off B.C. coast“; Vancouver Sun, “Seven dead in explosive B.C. plane crash“; Pacific Coastal Airlines)