Chetwynd plane crash pilot was celebrating his 61st birthday

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.

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.

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