Canadian pilot Patrick Forseth died along with four American passengers in a Cherokee Six crash along the shore of a Honduras island on Saturday. The plane went down after taking off from Roatan, on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. Roatan is a popular tourist destination and in addition to his flying activities Forseth, who is from Abbotsford, B.C., invested in tourism-related businesses in the area.
The aircraft was headed to Trujillo, about 80 km away. Authorities are working on accurate identities of the Americans and aren’t speculating on the cause. One of the occupants reportedly survived the crash but died later.