Emergency crews were near Bridal Falls in Chilliwack Tuesday night after reports of a possible plane crash in the area.
There was a report that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria (JRCC Victoria) had sent a Buffalo aircraft and Cormorant helicopter to investigate a possible plane crash near Chilliwack.
A local pilot who was in the air at the time of the possible crash reported someone calling over the Chilliwack radio, asking if anyone had heard a distress call.
99% true. We were in the circuit when someone else called over chilliwack radio asking if anyone had heard the distress call. Have a feeling the distress call was coming in on Sumas traffic 122.77 though, not Chilliwack 122.70. We also scanned the ELT 121.5 and heard nothing.— Collin M (@chwk_collin) October 20, 2021
But the distress call may have come over the nearby Sumas radio.
Some Chilliwack residents reported seeing a Search and Rescue helicopter circling the area after 8 p.m., and a number of images were shared on social media, including one that showed a smoky streak in the sky in the area.
Chilliwack RCMP vehicles and BC Ambulance paramedics were in the area of the Highway 9 interchange with Highway 1 near Bridal Falls at the time of the alleged incident.
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