Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Association Reviews Search Data for New Clues in Open Cases in B.C

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Association Reviews Search Data for New Clues in Open Cases in B.C

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Association reviews search data for new clues

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Members of a volunteer search and rescue organization are reviewing what they know so far in a nearly 10-month search for a small plane that went missing on a flight over southeastern British Columbia in the hopes of finding new information.

Fred Carey of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association says cellphone details previously provided a probable route for the single-engine Piper piloted by 21-year-old Alex Simons of Kamloops.

He and 24-year-old Sydney Robillard, from Lethbridge, Alta., were travelling to Kamloops last June when their plane disappeared.

The flight began in Lethbridge and the plane was last seen in Cranbrook, where the pair stopped for fuel.

The military has said more than 70 Royal Canadian Air Force personnel and 137 volunteers were involved in the search for the plane in the days after it went missing on June 8, 2017. …

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