Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Poor Weather Challenges Search for Plane in Southeastern B.C

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Poor Weather Challenges Search for Plane in Southeastern B.C

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Weather creates challenge in search for B.C. plane

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COMOX, B.C. - An incoming weather system could add additional challenges to the search for a small plane and its two occupants missing since June 8 in southeastern British Columbia.

Capt. Dennis Power, a 19 Wing public affairs officer in Comox, says weather is closing in along sections of the massive search area which stretches across rugged and mountainous terrain from Cranbrook west to Kamloops.

Power says if poor conditions prevent an adequate search of one part of the grid, the 15 military and civilian planes in the air Thursday will be reassigned to search other areas.

Power says 70 people are actively engaged in efforts to find 21-year-old Alex Simons of Kamloops, B. …

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