Former CEO of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort One of Three Victims of Smithers Landing Plane Crash

John Crawford

The former president and CEO of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort has been identified as one of three people killed in Saturday's plane crash north of Smithers Landing.

Lorne Borgal, who was working for the survey outfit Precision Vectors Aerial -- was aboard the plane.

Borgal's colleague, Amir Sedghi -- a data analyst at Precision -- was also killed, as was the plane's pilot, whose name hasn't been released yet.

[PHOTO:  Lorne Borgal]

[PHOTO:  Amir Sedghi]

Another passenger survived the crash and is in hospital in Vancouver -- that person's condition hasn't been released, but he is expected to recover.

The Cessna 182 went down Saturday morning around 8:45, while conducting surveys for the BC Wildfire Service -- it was carrying out infrared scans of some of the land burned by last year's wildfires.


Forests Minister Doug Donaldson issued a statement Monday, extending his deepest sympathies to everyone affected.

The Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroner's Service are investigating.

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