Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

September 02, 2014 17:49 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Victim of Plane Crash

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2014) -

For Immediate Release


September 2, 2014

Ministry of Justice

BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service identifies victim of plane crash

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died following an airplane crash near Crawford Bay on Aug. 30, 2014.

She was Jane Yvonne Lavallee, aged 48, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Ms. Lavallee was a passenger in a single-engine Cessna 172S airplane which, at about 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, crashed on what appeared to be an aborted landing attempt at the airstrip at Crawford Bay, a small community on the east shore of Kootenay Lake north of Creston. The aircraft came down on the Kokanee Springs Golf Course.

Passersby were able to extricate Ms. Lavallee from the wreckage, but she was not able to be resuscitated.

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

The family of Ms. Lavallee has been notified of her death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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