A sad ending to the search for two pilots missing after the crash of a Carson Air cargo plane yesterday.
Naval Lieutenant Paul Trenholm says bodies were found this afternoon, on Crown Mountain in the North Shore.
“One pilot was found with the wreckage, one was found a close location to it.”
The plane went missing after leaving Y-V-R for Prince George yesterday Monday morning.
Some wreckage was found yesterday afternoon.
“This resides now with the Coroner’s office, which will eventually lead to it being handed over to the Transportation Safety Board.”
The pilots’ names have not been released.
The Transportation Safety Board is now trying to figure out what went wrong.
Regional director Bill Yearwood says there was no distress call before the small commercial plane made a rapid descent and crashed into the steep terrain 5km North of Mount Seymour.
Yearwood says while a long investigation lies ahead there are some pretty clear signals something major went wrong.
“The fact that the crew did not call or declare an emergency or have any distress signal gives us the idea what ever happened, happened suddenly.”
Yearwood adds the investigation is going to be difficult.
“This aircraft was not equipped with any cockpit voice or flight data recording systems, so our investigation will have to be limited to basic investigation techniques.”
The RCMP say the victims are 33 and 35 year old men from the Vancouver area.