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The Canadian Press

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe 'explosion'

GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C.—Friends are identifying a kind, caring and skilled pilot among those killed in a plane crash on Gabriola Island.

Alex Bahlsen was born in Germany and moved to Cayley, Alta., around 30 years ago, Rasmus Rydstrom-Poulsen said yesterday.

About a year ago, he moved to Mill Bay, B.C., to live with his wife.