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Government searches for Richmond plane crash heroes

The search is on for the heroes who saved passengers from the flaming fuselage of Flight 204.

The search is on for the heroes who saved passengers from the flaming fuselage of Flight 204.

The provincial government will honour the brave souls who raced from their cars to help stricken passengers and crew aboard the twin-engine turboprop plane that crashed onto Russ Baker Way two weeks ago.

But, in a bid to make sure all those involved in the rescue attend event penciled in for the week beginning Nov. 21 the province has asked the City of Richmond to gather the names.

Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond will host these heroes at a special event at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.

Emergency Management BC and City of Richmond officials are in the process of contacting individuals whose actions may merit recognition.

While they have received identifying information from many heroes and their families, friends and colleagues, the government wants to make sure no one worthy is overlooked.

For those who have not already forwarded information, they are encouraged to send as much detail as possible by Monday, Nov. 21 to:

richmondrescuers@richmond.ca

Of the nine people on board the small aircraft, that was bound for Kelowna from YVR when it reported engine trouble and turned back, the pilot was the only fatality.

His co-pilot remains in a serious condition in hospital with 80 per cent burns, while the remaining passengers have either been discharged or will be shortly.