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Wreckage Confirmed To Be Missing Cargo Plane

Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 8:05 PM


Flight path of Carson Air flight 66 from Flightradar24

Flight path of Carson Air flight 66         map from website, Flightradar24

Prince George, BC –  The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre is confirming wreckage found by ground crews north of Mount Seymour is that of the missing cargo plane, Carson Air flight 66.

Second Lieutenant, Oliver Woodbridge, says crews working with North Shore Search and Rescue have located the fuselage and wing of the twin-engine Cessna, but there is no sign of the missing pilots.

yxs 1The JRCC spokesperson says one cormorant helicopter remains in the air at this hour, he could not say when the effort will be called due to darkness.

The plane left Vancouver International Airport at 6:43am this morning and was due to arrive at YXS in Prince George at 8am.

A Department of National Defence official says NAV Canada lost contact with the aircraft at 7:10 this morning in the vicinity of North Vancouver.  Emergency Crews were on-standby at the Prince George Airport when officials first became aware there was a problem with the flight.

A unified search involving JRCC and North Shore Search and Rescue began immediately.  According to North Vancouver RCMP, the ground search was focused on an area approximately five-kilometres north of Mount Seymour.

The Transportation Safety Board has been monitoring the situation.  It is believed TSB officials will be deployed now that pieces of the wreckage have been found.



I am a little surprised that 250 news would copy and paste an item from CP complete with the mistakes! It is not a Cessna aircraft. It is a Fairchild Metro II.
However, very sad to hear it came to this end.

    Editor’s Note: CP copied and pasted from 250News (and attributed the story to us)
    The change in aircraft type came from North Vancouver RCMP late yesterday afternoon. That was an error, it has been corrected.

I could care less what type of plane it is, the fact that it went down and the pilots cannot be found is what concerns me. Here is to a happy ending and they are found still alive, fingers crossed.

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