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4 die in plane crash in British Columbia

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Alberta PC Party leader Jim Prentice speaks to party faithful in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Prentice and three others died in the crash of a small plane in southern British Columbia. A senior government official confirmed Prentice died in the crash late Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a statement to be released by the family.  (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Alberta PC Party leader Jim Prentice speaks to party faithful in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prentice and three others died in the crash of a small plane in southern British Columbia. A senior government official confirmed Prentice died in the crash late Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a statement to be released by the family. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Canada's Transportation Safety Board says four people have died in the crash of a small plane in southern British Columbia.

A team of investigators from the board was on its way to the scene of the crash near Kelowna.

Board spokesman Bill Yearwood said a Cessna Citation aircraft with four people on board went down at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after taking off from Kelowna on a flight to Springbank, outside Calgary.

Yearwood did not have information about the names or hometowns of those aboard the small jet, or what might have caused the crash.