Port Alberni, British Columbia

January 21, 2008 - 11:45am

“Environmentally sensitive logging.” It’s a phrase that seems almost a contradiction in terms. After all, isn’t logging blamed for habitat destruction of a yards-long list of endangered and outright extinct species? And aren’t helicopters those esoteric flying machines that routinely spew death, fire, spare parts and, worst of all, noise, on every terrain they overfly?

December 7, 2007 - 6:26am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2006–According to Canadian Transportation Safety Board investigators, the crash of a Caravan apparently was a result of engine problems. There is no evidence to suggest icing contributed to the accident.

September 14, 2006 - 6:10am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Port Alberni, Canada, Jan. 21, 2006–The pilot and two passengers were killed when the Canadian-registered Caravan lost power and crashed into trees while attempting a landing on a logging road in mountainous forest. The other four passengers were seriously injured and the airplane was substantially damaged.