Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service confirms identity of plane crash victim
KELOWNA – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in the crash of a small plane near Brenda Mines on Aug. 13, 2012.
The deceased male is Jayson Dallas Wesley Smith, aged 30, of Vancouver.
Mr. Smith was one of four persons aboard a Piper Comanche plane that went down about 30 kilometres west of Kelowna on the afternoon of Aug. 13.
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.
The family of Mr. Smith has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Smith.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service
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