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Searchers Find Long-Lost Crash Site While Looking for Different Plane

Searchers Find Long-Lost Crash Site While Looking for Different Plane

Created: October 11, 2018 11:22 AM

Authorities looking for a missing plane in western Canada have found the crash site of another plane that had been missing for more than three decades.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say searchers were looking for a missing plane from Alberta when they found the other plane's crash site in Wells Gray Provincial Park near Clearwater, British Columbia last month.  The plane was carrying two men to a fishing destination when it disappeared on June 20, 1987.

There had previously been no sign of the White Piper Super Cub plane despite extensive searches.

There are no roads or trails in the area and weather conditions have prevented investigators from getting to the crash site since it was spotted.  They now plan go to the crash site in the spring.

The men were 55 and 78 years old when the plane disappeared in 1987.  The RCMP says their families have been kept informed of the ongoing efforts to reach the crash site.

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