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Harbour Air flights back on schedule after attempted float plane theft
VICTORIA -- Seaplane operator Harbour Air says all flights between Vancouver Island and the mainland are now running on schedule after an attempted float plane theft in Vancouver early Friday morning.
A man allegedly stole a Seair float plane and crashed it into two Harbour Air planes in Vancouver's Coal Harbour, damaging the crafts.
Harbour Air says the company re-routed its early flights to avoid the area.
Flights scheduled to leave Vancouver for Nanaimo and Victoria between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. were delayed.
Vancouver police are now searching for the man they say ran from the scene.
Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Tania Visintin told CTV News Vancouver that the call for the incident came in around 3:30 a.m.
"We are currently working with the police to provide any support required during this investigation as the safety and security of passengers is our priority," Harbour Air spokesperson Samantha Kent said in a statement to CTV News.
"Until the investigation is complete, we will not be speculating on details."
With files from CTV News Vancouver