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4 military, 8 civilian aircraft scour B.C. for missing Edmonton plane

Click to play video: 'Search underway for missing Chilliwack-bound plane with two people onboard' Search underway for missing Chilliwack-bound plane with two people onboard
WATCH: A home-built plane with two people onboard has gone missing while en route from Edmonton to Chilliwack Friday. Grace Ke reports – Sep 16, 2018

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

READ MORE: Search area narrowed for missing plane en route from Edmonton to Chilliwack

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.

READ MORE: Plane with 2 aboard missing between Chilliwack and Edmonton, search underway

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

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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.

WATCH: Search continues for missing plane that departed Parkland Airport

Search efforts were challenged by poor weather over the weekend and Wright says low visibility, light rain and snow at higher elevations remain an issue, although he calls conditions typical for this time of year.

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