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Posted: June 9, 2017

Private plane missing out of YXC

Cranbrook RCMP is investigating the report of a missing/overdue aircraft and is currently supporting the Joint Search Co-ordination Centre Victoria (JRCC) with their search component for an aircraft and missing persons.

Cranbrook RCMP confirms that a Kamloops man and Lethbridge woman were onboard.

On June 8, at 6:22 p.m. the RCMP Southeast District Operational Communications Centre received a report that a small aircraft had departed from Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) around 3:02 p.m. and that it did not arrive at its destination in Kamloops.

At that time the JRCC was notified. It was established that the airplane had initially left from Lethbridge, Alta. at 9:35 a.m. The aircraft did stop at Cranbrook airport for re-fuelling, which is the last known point of contact with the aircraft and occupants. The Piper aircraft call letters are CGDTK.

The aircraft was piloted by Alex Simons, a 21-year-old Kamloops man accompanied by his companion Sydney Robillard, 21, from Lethbridge, Alberta.

To date area RCMP detachments in the Southeast District with airfields in their jurisdictions have made the necessary inquiries with negative results. Family support and contact is being conducted by the Kamloops RCMP.

“Cranbrook RCMP is asking that anyone with information regarding this matter contact their local police of jurisdiction in efforts to locate the missing persons Alex Simons and Sidney Robillard,” stated Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Photo provided by RCMP

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