2 wanted B.C. men died in Ontario plane crash due to inexperienced pilot, poor visibility

An investigation into the plane crash that killed two wanted men from British Columbia – one of whom was a suspect in the killing of a former Abbotsford gangster – has concluded poor visibility, overloaded and inexperienced pilots were cause of this fatal incident.

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board released this week its investigation into the April 29, 2022 crash near Surukaut, Ontario.

The report concluded that the privately registered plane left Dryden, Ontario Regional Airport at 9:00 p.m. on April 29, en route to the Marathon Aerodome.

The plane was carrying a pilot and three passengers; all died in the crash.

Two passengers on board were arrested on suspicion of separate murders.

On April 26, three days before the accident, authorities in British Columbia issued an arrest warrant for Duncan Howard Bailey of Kamloops.

Gene Lahrkamp of Trail, he’s No. 2 on Canada’s Top 25 list The most wanted man in connection with the murder of ex-Abbotsford gang member Jimi Sandhu in Thailand was also on the plane.

BC’s anti-gang unit says they’re investigating cause Bailey and Larkamp on the same flight.

pilot abinav Handa A flight instructor in Ontario previously reported that the company advertised flight tourism on an aircraft that was not registered for commercial use.

The Transportation Safety Board investigation found that Handa held a commercial pilot’s license but did not have an instrument rating; therefore, he was ineligible to fly in the adverse weather conditions at the time of the crash.

Pilots are also not qualified to fly at night.

On the night of the incident, flight services experts reported that there may have been marginal flight rules or weather causing low visibility along the flight path.

Handa is not eligible to fly in conditions of poor visual reference.

In addition, the investigation found that the aircraft Exceeds the maximum weight of the aircraft by 170 lbs takeoff weight.

The aircraft’s technical records did not reveal any defects that could have contributed to the crash.

The investigation found that the plane may have rolled through the air and hit trees in the forest.

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