The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that toxicology results have found a significant level of alcohol in the pilot of a cargo plane that crashed in the North Shore mountains in April 2015.
Robert Brandt, 34, was the captain and Kevin Wang, 32, the first officer on a Metro II cargo plane operated by Kelowna-based Carson Air which crashed on Coliseum Mountain about 7:10 a.m. on April 13, 2015. The plane had taken off from Vancouver International Airport a short time before, bound for Prince George. Both men died on impact.
Post-mortem testing conducted on behalf of the BC Coroners Service found an alcohol level of 52 mmol/L (0.24%) in Mr. Brandt’s system. No other substances were present.
The incident remains under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service.
No drugs or alcohol of relevance were found in Mr. Wang’s system.