Chetwynd plane crash pilot was celebrating his 61st birthday

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We now have more on the identity of 61-year-old pilot from Kelowna, who was killed in the small airplane crash about ten kilometers from Chetwynd on Friday.

Swiss-born, Peter Cattoni was a former co-owner and manager of New Brunswick Downs, a five-eights of a mile harness racing track in Dieppe that operated from 1989 until is closed its doors in 1991.

According to those who knew him, he was also a huge outdoorsman who moved from New Brunswick to BC, with his wife and son about ten years ago.

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At the time of the crash, he was reportedly on the return trip, following a visit with his son in Yellowknife, where they celebrated Peter’s 61st birthday.

His passenger, a 56-year-old Kelowna man, and co-owner of the plane, managed to get out of the wreckage and called for help, after a propeller problem forced an attempted landing on a grassy slope.

As reported earlier, the survivor suffered non- life-threatening injuries.

For more on this story, Click Here to read our earlier reports

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