Glider, Airplane Collide In Midair, Killing 4 In Canada - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Glider, Airplane Collide In Midair, Killing 4 In Canada

Posted: Updated:

NBCNEWS.COM - A sailplane and a Cessna 150 collided in midair near Pemberton, British Columbia, on Saturday killing four people, Canadian authorities said. About the same time, a glider crash near San Diego left two people dead. The accident in Pemberton, about 100 miles north of Vancouver, occurred at midday, said Navy Lt. Greg Menzies, public affairs officer for the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Victoria.

Rescuers sent to the scene found debris and determined that two people aboard the glider and two in the Cessna 150 had been killed, Menzies said. He said the identities of the victims had not been released pending notificiation of next of kin. A dog also died in the collision, but it was unclear which aircraft it had been aboard, the Province reported. The crash occurred above Nairn Falls Provincial Park, which was full of campers, but no one on the ground was hurt, authorities said. An image on CTV's website showed aircraft debris in heavy timber. 

Menzies said the crash would be investigated by Canada's Transportation Safety Board. Meanwhile, in California, two people aboard a glider were killed in a crash about 12:30 p.m. near the Jacumba airport about 75 miles east of San Diego along the Mexico border, NBCSanDiego.com reported.

The Allstar PZL glider was registered to the Associated Glider Clubs of Southern California, according to the FAA. Details of the incident were not immediately available. The clubs' website says the group was set to fly in Jacumba all weekend, NBCSanDiego.com reported. A photo of the glider that crashed is shown in an earlier flight.

  • National NewsMore>>

  • NEW DETAILS: Survivors Describe Escape From Sinking Ferry

    NEW DETAILS: Survivors Describe Escape From Sinking Ferry

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:52:10 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Survivors of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea are describing how they jumped into the frigid water wearing life jackets and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.More >>
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Survivors of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea are describing how they jumped into the frigid water wearing life jackets and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.More >>
  • UPDATE: Biden: Boston Marathon Survivors Are Inspiration

    UPDATE: Biden: Boston Marathon Survivors Are Inspiration

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:21:34 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.More >>
    BOSTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.More >>
  • Cattle Battle: BLM To Pursue Effort To End Dispute With Rancher

    Cattle Battle: BLM To Pursue Effort To End Dispute With Rancher

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:08:14 GMT
    NEVADA, (AP) - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff said Sunday that the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter.More >>
    NEVADA, (AP) - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff said Sunday that the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.