Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four Military, Eight Civilian Aircraft Scour B.C. for Missing Edmonton Plane

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four Military, Eight Civilian Aircraft Scour B.C. for Missing Edmonton Plane

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Military, civilian planes search for downed plane

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VICTORIA - More military aircraft have joined the search over central and eastern British Columbia for a missing plane with two people aboard.

Lt. Tony Wright with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria says a Buffalo aircraft and a Cormorant helicopter were in the air at first light on Monday, focusing on a section of Highway 5 north of Kamloops.

Wright says cellular tower and radar information suggest the Vans RV6, two-seat private plane may be somewhere near Blue River, more than 400 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

The plane was on a flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack when officials were notified Friday that it was overdue.

Wright says two more military aircraft are joining Monday's search and eight aircraft with the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Association are also assisting. …

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