Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

June 17, 2016 18:40 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Air-Crash Victim

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) -

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June 17, 2016

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

BC Coroners Service

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after an air crash near 70 Mile House on June 16, 2016.

He was Jonathan Lindsay Blair, aged 42, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Mr. Blair was a passenger in a Piper Cherokee Arrow airplane that was attempting a landing at a private grass airstrip near Green Lake near 70 Mile House at about 11:45 a.m. on June 16, 2016. The plane crashed into a wooded area along the side of the strip during the attempt to land.

The BC Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

Mr. Blair's family has been notified. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy during this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Larry Marzinzik
    Regional Coroner, Interior Region
    BC Coroners Service
    250 861-7429