The owner of a float plane that crashed off the west coast of Vancouver Island, killing four people, says the days since the crash have been horrible.

But Jason Bertin, owner of Atleo River Air Service, said the community has pulled together to support the friends and families of the three passengers and pilot who died.

“I just can’t believe it happened. You try to sleep and you just don’t know if you’re dreaming or awake,” he said.

The Atleo Cessna 185 crashed Saturday during a short six-minute flight from Tofino to the remote community of Ahousat.

And while rumours are circulating about the crash, Bertin said the focus should be on finding the cause.

The wreckage of the plane is in the hands of Transportation Safety Board investigators. Bertin said investigators know the engine was running at power and they also found the control and surface cables still intact.