Thousands raised for families of Air Tindi pilots

A photo of Zach McKillop shared on a Gofundme page in his memory. Submitted photo
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Fundraising efforts for the two Air Tindi pilots killed in a crash outside Whati on January 30th have gathered over $27,000 in a matter of days.

A Gofundme campaign for Will Hayworth started Monday, February 4th raised $5,090 in six hours. A campaign on the same site for Zach McKillop has raised $22,805 in three days.

“Those who had the pleasure to know Zach will tell you that he loved music, always had a witty comeback and regularly spent time outdoors “splorin,”” the fundraising page dedicated to McKillop states. “Zach loved his job as a pilot for Air Tindi.”

McKillop passed away on the day of his 28th birthday, according to the page dedicated to him. He began as a dispatcher with Air Tindi in 2016, he was later promoted to First Officer on the King Air 200 aircraft.

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Both pages state money will go to the loved ones of Hayworth and McKillop, to help with costs associated with funerals and other needs.

A Transportation Safety Board investigation is ongoing at the site of the crash, between Whati and Behchoko.

READ MORE: AIR TINDI ACCIDENT WAS “NOT SURVIVABLE”: TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

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