Patrick Forseth was well known in B.C.'s aviation community, according to his family. (Submitted by Daniel Miller)

Patrick Forseth was well known in B.C.’s aviation community, according to his family. (Submitted by Daniel Miller)

Five foreigners, including a Canadian pilot from B.C., died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Caribbean Sea coast of Honduras.

Patrick Forseth, who is from B.C. but had been living in Honduras, died in the crash, his family confirmed on Sunday.

Forseth, who also went by the name “Danny,” was a pilot, but it’s unknown whether he was flying the plane when it crashed.

He was well known in the aviation community in Honduras and in B.C., according to his sister Jenna Forseth.

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