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3 people dead after plane crash in Chilliwack, B.C.: RCMP

Three people are dead after a small plane crashed near a motel in Chilliwack, B.C., according to RCMP.

Everyone on board died and the next of kin are being notified

A small plane is seen in the bushes after crashing.

Three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Chilliwack, B.C., according to RCMP in the city about 100 kilometres east of Vancouver.

The plane crashed behind a motel near the airport, killing the pilot and everyone on board, Sgt. Pete Healey said.

The RCMP are notifying the victims' next of kin, Healey said.

It's still unknown what caused the Piper PA-34 Seneca, a twin-engined light aircraft to crash.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said it's sending investigators.

"The scene is contained and there were no other reported injuries or risks to the public in the area," RCMP said in a news release.

B.C. Emergency Health Services said five ambulances and a paramedic supervisor responded to the crash. Two air ambulance helicopters were en route but cancelled before reaching the area.

The RCMP originally received reports about the incident around 2 p.m. PST.

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