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Man who died in plane crash southwest of Vanderhoof identified
One man died and four other survived the plane crash southwest of Vanderhoof. (Credit: Royal Canadian Air Force)

Man who died in plane crash southwest of Vanderhoof identified

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man who died in the plane crash southwest of Vanderhoof.

The crash happened in a heavily wood area east of Laidman Lake. (Credit: Royal Canadian Air Force)

The crash happened in a heavily wood area east of Laidman Lake. (Credit: Royal Canadian Air Force)

The Coroners Service says 42-year-old Leonard Michaerl Banga of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Banga was the pilot of four other passengers on the plane heading to Laidman Lake on Monday morning.

Officials say the plane crashed into the heavily wooded area 25 minutes after take off about 20km east of Laidman Lake.

The BC Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board and RCMP continue to investigate the death and cause of the crash.

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