UPDATED: 2 people dead after plane goes missing in B.C. mountains

Small aircraft route included going from Kelowna, to Hope and Boundary Bay before landing in Nanaimo

Two people are dead after a small aircraft went missing Thursday near Hope.

Search crews spent most of Friday looking for the Cessna 182, which took off from Calgary Springs at about 9 a.m. PSTThursday.

Officials say the electronic locator transmitter aboard the plane was activated at about 11 a.m. that morning.

Despite efforts being hampered by cloudy and wet weather Friday, rescue crews were able to zero in on an area around the Great Bear Snow Shed just northeast of Hope.

A Buffalo aircraft and a Cormorant Helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Comox was being used to search, according to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, while Hope Search and Rescue members completed a ground search of the area.

The pair onboard the plane, whose identities have not been confirmed at this time, were flying a route from Kelowna, to Hope, then to Boundary Bay with a planned landing in Nanaimo.


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