Crash of a Piper PA-60-602P Super 700 Aerostar on Gabriola Island: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2019 at 1802 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FQYW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bishop - Nanaimo
MSN:
60-8265-020
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While approaching Nanaimo Airport runway 16 by night, the twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located on Gabriola Island, about 11 km north of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three occupants were killed.