Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton, search underway
A search is underway for a small aircraft that was scheduled to land in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday but failed to land.
The Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre said it was notified around 2 p.m. Friday that a small private aircraft with two people aboard was overdue.
The plane was inbound from Edmonton.
Crews are focusing the search on the Highway 5 corridor between Chilliwack and Valemount, B.C., however the JRCC said a low cloud ceiling in some parts of the search area has hampered efforts.
A CC-130 Hercules search plane was initially deployed on Friday, along with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter.
The Hercules was replaced on Saturday by a CC-115 Buffalo search plane, and seven planes from the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Association have also joined in the efforts.
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