The search is on for someone who reportedly stole a seaplane and crashed it in Vancouver’s harbour Friday at around 3:30 a.m.
“Harbour Air is aware of an attempted theft of a Seair aircraft at the Coal Harbour terminal early [Friday] morning,” the company said. During this incident, two Harbour Air aircraft were damaged.”
An image shows one aircraft with a badly damaged wing, next to a Vancouver Police boat.
“As with any crime in the City of Vancouver, police officers respond accordingly and we investigate thoroughly,” Cst. Tania Visintin with the VPD explained.
It’s unclear how the person managed to get into the aircraft, let alone take off in it.
“The safety and security of passengers is our priority,” Harbour Air said, adding it was working with police “to provide any support required during this investigation.”
Meanwhile, the the attempted theft impacted some travel Friday morning, with a number of passengers who were set to take off from the Coal Harbour terminal being diverted to Vancouver International Airport.
As of 8:00 a.m., Harbour Air said all flights were operating normally.