Lake Country pilot killed in float plane crash

Provincial coroner releases names of three victims in flying accident at Potts Lagoon on West Cracroft Island.

A  Lake Country man is one of three men who died in a float plane crash at Potts Lagoon on West Cracroft Island on Oct. 24.

Kevin Roger Williams, aged 42, was the pilot of the Air Cab Cessna 185 floatplane which crashed into an

island in the middle of Potts Lagoon, where it was expected to land, at about 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 24.

The two passengers on the plane were Frederick Gerald Cecil Wiley, aged 40, of Merville on Vancouver Island, and Norman Slavik, aged 59, of Surrey.

The two had chartered the plane to take them from Port McNeill to a logging operation on West Cracroft Island, a small island on the east side of Robson Bight east of Alert Bay.

All three men died on impact.

The BC Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board, and WorkSafeBC continue to investigate the accident.

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