A day after a plane crash in Saanich, the search is on for a piece of equipment that could hold some answers.
The General Manager of the Victoria Flying Club, Greg Matte, spent Wednesday afternoon in a Saanich field following up on reports that the plane’s propeller had been seen nearby.
The propeller broke off when an aircraft crashed on a rural field in Blenkinsop Valley while attempting a landing in Saanich.
Two people who were in the plane were able to escape the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft’s tail number C-GINH identifies the plane as a Cessna 172 registered to the Victoria Flying Club.
According to the Saanich Fire Department, the pilot indicated that an oil leak had obscured the windshield.
But as part of the catastrophic failure of the engine, the propellor actually tore away from the engine mount, and we believe it’s in one of these fields,” Matte said We’re trying to recover it because it has a serial number on it that’s important with regards to the investigation.”
According to Matte, the pilot was a man taking his father on a flight for the first time. The plane is now back at the flying club.