Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search Underway for Small Aircraft Missing in B.C. Interior

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search Underway for Small Aircraft Missing in B.C. Interior

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Small plane missing in B.C. Interior

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VANCOUVER - Search and rescue crews are looking for a small aircraft that disappeared before reaching its destination of Kamloops, B.C.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre says the Piper Warrior was reported missing Thursday afternoon after having left Cranbrook, B.C., on a refuelling stop.

Spokesman Lt. Greg Menzies says the aircraft originally departed from Lethbridge, Alta., and two people are believed to be on board.

RCMP have identified the pilot as Alex Simons, 21, of Kamloops and the passenger as Sidney Robillard, 24, of Lethbridge.

Police say their families are receiving support.

Crews from CFB Comox began the search Thursday until dark and efforts have continued through Friday and are expected to resume Saturday. …

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