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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Date:Friday 4 December 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Operator:Wilderness Airline
Registration: C-GOMC
MSN: 10
First flight: 1967-10-27 (20 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mount Waddington, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bella Coola Airport, BC (QBC/CYBD), Canada
Destination airport:Campbell River Airport, BC (YBL/CYBL), Canada
It appears that the wreckage of this crash has never been located. It is, however, believed that the plane went down in the vicinity of Mount Waddington. The death certificates for the four men aboard the plane list Mount Waddington as the place of death.

» "Search Continues." North Island Gazette [Port Hardy, BC], 23 Dec. 1987: 3.
» Thomas Brügge
» "Searchers Expect Weather Break." The Vancouver Sun, 12 Dec. 1987: A8.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bella Coola Airport, BC to Campbell River Airport, BC as the crow flies is 284 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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