UPDATE: Second person dies from plane crash near Brenda Mines
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that a second person — Lauren Patricia Sewell, aged 24, of Surrey — has died from injuries following the crash of a small plane near Brenda Mines Monday ( August 13).
Sewell was a passenger aboard a Piper Comanche plane that went down about 30 kilometres west of Kelowna Monday afternoon.
She was airlifted to hospital in Kelowna, but was found to have suffered injuries in the crash that were not survivable.
With the consent and support of her family, Ms. Sewell became an organ donor.
“The BC Coroners Service commends the family for the generosity of their decision in a time of immense grief,” said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe.
“Despite the tragedy of their daughter’s death, they were able through organ donation to provide hope to as many as six other individuals and families.
“Though Ms. Sewell’s life has ended tragically and too soon, she has given an amazing gift to others,” Lapointed added.
Two other persons aboard the plane when it crashed remain in hospital with serious injuries.
Jayson Dallas Wesley Smith, aged 30, of Vancouver, died at the scene.
BC Coroners Service confirms identity of a plane accident victim
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in the crash of a small plane near Brenda Mines on Monday (August 13) as Jayson Dallas Wesley Smith, aged 30, of Vancouver.
Smith was one of four persons aboard a Piper Comanche plane that went down about 30 kilometres west of Kelowna at approximately 3 p.m.
The other three persons aboard the plane were all taken to hospital in Kelowna and Kamloops with serious injuries.
The BC Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate this incident.
Three people critically injured, one dead in plane crash near Peachland
Three people remain in critical condition and one person has died after a Piper PA30 twin Comanche crashed Monday afternoon west of Peachland.
The plane took off from Penticton in the early afternoon.
The distress call came in around 3 p.m. from the crash site near Brenda Mines.
Investigators and emergency crews located the small aircraft around 5 p.m. to find three occupants with critical injuries and that one occupant is deceased.
A man and a woman were airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital and a second woman was airlifted to Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital Monday night from the crash site.
All three sustained life threatening-injuries and remain in critical condition.
Police remain on scene at this time with Transportation Safety Board investigators and the BC Coroner Service expected to attend later Tuesday.