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Cargo plane vanishes on trip from Vancouver to Prince George

A Cormorant helicopter is pictured in this file photo.
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April 13, 2015 - 2:06 PM

VANCOUVER - An air search has been launched after a cargo plane disappeared from radar between Vancouver and Prince George.

Naval Lt. Paul Trenholm of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre says contact with the Carson Air cargo plane with two pilots aboard was lost by NavCanada’s Kamloops Flight Information Centre at about 7:10 a.m. Monday, April 13.

Trenholm says no contact was made with the pilots in the white, Sweringen SA 226 aircraft before it disappeared from radar.

The plane is believed to be missing northeast of Vancouver.

Trenholm says two Cormorant helicopters and C-130 and Aurora aircrafts are helping in the search effort.

He says the helicopters are looking in an area where it's believed the aircraft may have gone down, while the Aurora will follow the entire flight route the plane was expected to have taken.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
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