Float Plane Incident on Tyaughton Lake

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Incident Description

Incident Date August 1, 2018 
Name Float Plane Incident on Tyaughton Lake
Source Float Plane 
Nearest Community Gold Bridge, BC
Spilled Content Jet A fuel
Who is involved? Canadian Coast Guard, B.C. Ministry of Environment, BC Interior Health, Quantum Murray Environmental, Golder Associates Inc., Fort Langley Air Service 


Response Phase Detail

The responsible person or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible person is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (MOE) may assume the role. The updates below reflect the Ministry’s oversight of the spillers’ actions; details describe the spill response phase, only, and not the complete lifecycle of the spill. See More Information for other related reports. 

Updates are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Industry-specific language may be explained in the Glossary of Terms (PDF).

Most Recent Update

August 2, 2018 - 3:15 pm

BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy is monitoring a partially submerged float plane on Tyaughton Lake after it crashed into the lake yesterday afternoon (August 1, 2018). Transport Canada's National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP) plane flew over the incident site today and reported 100 mL of fuel on the water's surface.  

Environmental consultants are en route to the incident site to do an initial on-site assessment. An Environmental Emergency Response Officer (EERO) will be monitoring response actions.

Tyaughton Lake is currently closed to all recreational users and the Squamish-Lilooet Regional District has issued a do not use water notice. More information about the notices regarding Tyaughton Lake can be found on the Squamish-Lilooet Regional District website.

No further updates are expected unless the situation worsens. 


Incident Location