Ashley Bourgeault and Dominic Neron, whose plane went missing a week ago in the Revelstoke area. The wreckage of their plane was found Monday 60 km east of Revelstoke in Glacier National Park. (Black Press File photo)

UPDATE: Transportation Safety Board to investigate plane wreckage east of Revelstoke

The wreckage was located along Trans-Canada Highway in the Glacier National Park

  • Sep. 14, 2018 12:00 a.m.

The Transportation Safety Board has deployed a team of investigators to assess the wreckage of the Mooney M20 aircraft that went missing Nov. 25, 2017 and was found earlier this week.

The location of the wreckage is along the Trans-Canada Highway in the Glacier National Park, approximately 60 km east of Revelstoke.

It was spotted by BC Ambulance Services flying over the area in a helicopter on Monday and RCMP arrived at the wreckage site on Sept. 12 with an RCMP Inetegrated Forensic Identification Section and Parks Canada.

“At this time we can confirm that the plane was the one in question,” said Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky with the Revelstoke RCMP, in a news release. “The plane had significant structural damage, and showed clear signs of a sudden and traumatic impact.”

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A survey of the scene was completed to locate as much evidence regarding the incident as possible.

The RCMP also confirmed that remains were located.

“The investigation is still in its early stages,” said Staff Sgt. Grabinsky. “We will continue to work with the BC Coroners Service to determine if the remains located are human and, if so, the identities associated.”

The plane went missing en route from Penticton to Edmonton on Nov. 25, 2017, spurring a nine day search for pilot Dominique Neron and passenger Ashley Bourgeault.

The Transportation Safety Board is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurences. Its aim is the advancement of transportation safety.

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