Pilot Killed in Plane Crash Near Pelican Narrows

Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 15:59




A 73-year-old man from Nipawin has been identified as the pilot of a small plane that crashed on a lake near Pelican Narrows over the weekend.


It was Harvey Christiansen’s own plane that crashed minutes after take-off late Saturday afternoon.


The plane was en route to Jan Lake and crashed about 11 kilometres south of Pelican Narrows.


Christiansen’s body was still in the plane when an underwater recovery team retrieved it yesterday, shortly after the tail section of the plane was spotted in the water.


Two other passengers on the plane, a 35-year-old Saskatoon man and his 10-year-old son, survived the crash with non-life-threatening injuries.


They were able to make it to shore shortly after the crash. They waited there until they were spotted early the next day by a plane from Pelican Narrows that was looking for the overdue aircraft. The two were then taken to hospital in Flin Flon, and have since been released.


The cause of the crash is still under investigation.