Missing plane found near Revelstoke
Late in the afternoon of Monday September 10, 2018 the Revelstoke RCMP were notified by the BC Ambulance Service dispatch that the BCAS Helicopter crew observed the wreckage of a plane, believed to be the missing plane from November 2017.
The plane was noted to be white and burgundy, with a tail marker matching the missing plane.
The initial incident was reported on November 25, 2017 when the Kamloops Flight Center requested assistance from the Penticton RCMP in providing information relating to a plane that departed Penticton en-route to Edmonton Alberta.
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) confirmed the plane was a Mooney M20D with the markings of C-FESN. Pilot of the plane, 28-year-old Dominique Neron from Parkland Country Alberta and passenger, Ashley Bourgeault from Edmonton Alberta. Information led police to believe that the plane had crashed in the Revelstoke area. A nine day search commenced, with the plane and occupants not located.
The Revelstoke RCMP have maintained an open missing person and plane investigation since December 2017, frequently deploying resources to look for the plane, as well as working and meeting with the family. The families of the missing persons have been very active in the area, using drones, seeking tips from the public and searching various areas.
The Revelstoke RCMP, RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services, Revelstoke Search and Rescue, Transportation Canada, JRCC and BCAS were all participatory in the investigation and accessing the remote site of the plane crash. Currently the site of the plane crash is being accessed to conduct the investigation in partnership the BC Coroners Service.