Glider, 150 Collide: Four Dead
Four people and a dog died following the midair collision of a Cessna 150 and a glider over a campground in British Columbia Saturday. Wreckage fell onto the campground, which was packed for the Canada Day holiday weekend, but there were no injuries on the ground. The accident occurred near Pemberton, a small town near the Whistler ski resort. The communities are about 60 miles north of Vancouver.
The Cessna, which had two people and the dog aboard, had reportedly taken off from 100 Mile House, about 100 miles to the east of the accident scene, and the glider was a local aircraft. Witnesses said they collided head-on. The airspace is uncontrolled in that area. The campground is several miles away from the airport.