An Icelander, almost 20 years old, was killed in a plane crash in Canada on Saturday. There were three others in the plane, another Icelander and two Canadians, who survived but are injured and are being treated at a hospital in Vancouver.
According to information from the international department of the Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, the four-seat Cessna airplane was headed for the town Squamish, British Columbia, when it plunged to the ground and crash-landed in a forest, Fréttabladid reports.
One of the two Icelanders died immediately but the other people were taken to hospital in a helicopter. One of the two Canadians saved the lives of his companions by dragging them out of the wreckage, performing CPR and waving to the helicopter to indicate their location.
“He is a true hero,” the helicopter’s technician Bruno Lapointe told the Canadian newspaper Vancouver Sun, describing the about 20-year-old Canadian male, who rescued a 19-year-old Icelandic male and a 20-year-old Canadian female.
The three survivors suffered from hypothermia and some of them had serious injuries. The woods are dense where the plane crashed, and therefore it was difficult for the helicopter to locate them.
Neither the identity of the deceased nor the identities of the survivors were revealed and it is not clear who flew the airplane, what had caused the accident or what the four young people were doing.