Pilot dead after plane crash in Powell River, B.C.

The pilot of a small plane is dead after the aircraft crashed in downtown Powell River, B.C.

Crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. PT Monday

One person is dead after a plane crash in downtown Powell River. (Dave Brindle/Powell River Peak)

The pilot of a small plane is dead after the aircraft crashed in downtown Powell River, B.C.

Cpl. Aubrey Hachey with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the plane crashed near an intersection around 11:30 a.m. PT Monday.

Ambulance crews were able to get to the scene quickly because the plane went down in a central location.

The pilot's identity has not been released.

Hachey says the plane was a Piper twin-engine aircraft, and there's no word yet on what caused the crash.

The pilot's identity has not been released. Spokesman Bill Yearwood says the deceased pilot was the only
occupant on board.

The crash happened near the Safeway in Powell River, B.C., pictured above. (Google Maps)