Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

April 15, 2016 12:54 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Air Crash Victims

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2016) -

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April 15, 2016

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

BC Coroners Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN

BC Coroners Service identifies air crash victims

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two persons who died after an air crash near Nakusp on April 11, 2016.

They were Lynndon Wayne Delisle, aged 58, and his wife Heather Lynn Delisle, aged 54, both of Wynyard, Saskatchewan.

Mr. Delisle was the pilot of, and his wife the passenger in, a Rockwell 112 airplane. They were flying from Kelowna east to Saskatchewan when the aircraft crashed near the west end of Trout Lake about 25 kilometres east of Galena Bay on the afternoon of April 11, 2016. A signal from the plane's beacon was picked up by a commercial aircraft, the crew of which summoned search-and-rescue personnel. Both Mr. and Mrs. Delisle were found deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

The Delisles' family has been notified of their deaths. 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