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Penticton RCMP confirm identify of pilot, passenger in missing aircraft

Ashley Bourgeault, 31, of Alberta has been identified as the passenger in a small plane that went missing near Revelstoke on it's flight from Penticton to Edmonton.
November 30, 2017 - 4:48 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are continuing to lend assistance in the search for a private plane reported missing after taking off from Penticton Regional Airport last Saturday.

Dominic Neron, 28.
Dominic Neron, 28.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the detachment is assisting the Joint Search Co-ordination Centre in Victoria with their search for the aircraft which was reported missing Saturday evening, Nov. 25 after it failed to arrive in Edmonton.

Moskuluk says the two people on board the missing Mooney single-engine plane have been identified as pilot Dominic Neron, 28, and his passenger Ashley Bourgeault, 31, both of Alberta.

Joint Search Co-ordination Centre spokesperson Katelyn Moores says a Cormorant helicopter, a Buffalo aircraft and a Parks Canada helicopter continued the search today, Nov. 30, but poor weather conditions “continue to be a concern.”

Search efforts are concentrated 10 nautical miles north of Revelstoke.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact their local police as efforts continue to locate the two missing people.

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