Police were stumped when ‘crashed’ plane was found in British Columbia, but it was placed there last summer for rescue training

Leyland Cecco • The Guardian

  • @AnotherDirtyAnglo
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    420 days ago

    Sounds about right. My partner participated in first aid training for rescues - including overturned cars, etc. The organizers advised local police, fire, and ambulance three times a week before, the day before, and the day of. We still had cops show up because someone called the provincial police. Doh. Add another set of calls to the list.

  • @frostbiker
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    220 days ago

    Is it so hard to paint “RESCUE TRAINING” on props like these with big letters so that confusion can be avoided?

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    121 days ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    When a hunter in British Columbia stumbled upon the crumpled remains of an airplane fuselage on 3 November, he reported the grim findings to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

    Officers were dispatched to the remote crash site to survey the wreckage and concluded that the shell of the bush plane, with no motor, wings, doors or seats, was likely more than two decades old.

    The mystery appeared to be inexplicable, until search-and-rescue experts came forward to say they knew just how the plane had ended up in the BC backcountry – because they put it there last year.

    Search experts placed the wreckage on a mountaintop last summer, as a prop for training programmes, local media outlet Castanet first reported.

    They love it and we get to treat it like a real downed aircraft,” said Fred Carey, director general of British Columbia’s air rescue.

    After the wreckage was placed near Knouff Lake, both the local airport and the province’s main rescue coordination hub in Victoria were notified, said Carey.


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  • @[email protected]
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    121 days ago

    And here I was hoping they’d found one of the aircraft that have actually disappeared over BC (there have been a couple, plus one last known to have been heading southeastish over the Yukon that could plausibly have been in BC when it crashed).