Wreckage of missing plane found near Revelstoke

By James Peters
September 11, 2018 - 9:15am Updated: September 12, 2018 - 7:19am

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — NEW-  RCMP said Wednesday morning that they can confirm the wreckage of a plane found near Revelstoke earlier this week was that of a Mooney M20D missing since last November.

Constable Spencer Lainchbury says police were alerted Monday afternoon by a B.C. Ambulance Service helicopter crew.

A news release Wednesday morning indicated the wreckage was found about 60 kilometers east of Revelstoke not far off the Trans Canada Highway.

Staff Sergeant Kurt Grabinsky with the Revelstoke RCMP says they can confirm that the plane was the one in question. He says the plane had significant structural damage and showed clear signs of a sudden and traumatic impact. 

He says remains were located, but that's all they can say right now. 

 

 

UPDATE: Video posted by BC Emergency Health Services shows the crash site not far from a nearby highway.

WATCH: (Video Credit: Twitter / BC Emergency Health Services)

EARLIER: The wreckage of a plane that went missing last November has been found near Revelstoke.

RCMP say they were alerted Monday afternoon by a BC Ambulance Service helicopter crew, who spotted the wreckage while flying back to Kamloops after attending a vehicle crash site near Field.

Cst. Spencer Lainchbury says the BCAS crew found the wreckage within Glacier National Park just east of Revelstoke.

The Mooney M20D with two people aboard went missing November 25, 2017 while en route from Edmonton to Penticton.

Pilot Dominic Neron was flying with his girlfriend Ashley Bourgeault at the time.

The flight was last tracked about 18 kilometres outside of Revelstoke but when nothing was found, officials called off their search for the winter on December 4.

In a news release, RCMP say the families of Neron and Bourgeault have been active searching the area, employing drones and seeking tips from the public.

Investigators have now gained access to the crash site and are looking into the crash in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service.

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