A Cessna and his pilot missing

The Canadian Armed Forces deployed a plane and helicopter to find a Cessna 172 aircraft that was reported missing late Wednesday night in Estrie.
Thepilot was alone on board when leaving the radar screens.

The aircraft departed Mirabel Airport for Sherbrooke Airport on the evening of Wednesday, according to a statement sent by National Defense.

The plane disappeared from the radar about 37 kilometers northwest of Sherbrooke, in the Valcourt and Saint-Denis-de-Brompton area.

A Hercules aircraft and a Griffon helicopter from Trenton, Ontario, were dispatched to the scene at approximately 1:30 am on Thursday night. Another Griffon helicopter from the Bagotville base later joined the search.

An aircraft and a team of Rescue and Air Search of Quebec and a helicopter of the Sûreté du Québec have also been deployed.

The Canadian Armed Forces deployed a plane and helicopter to find a Cessna 172 aircraft that was reported missing late Wednesday night in Estrie.
The Canadian Armed Forces deployed a plane and helicopter to find a Cessna 172 aircraft that was reported missing

In the afternoon, on Thursday, the company Cargair said in a statement learned “with dismay” last night, the disappearance of one of his planes.

The company has suspended its Mirabel operations until further notice and says it is in constant contact with the authorities, including the Transportation Safety Board, Canadian Search and Rescue Services and the Sûreté du Québec.

“All members of Cargair are obviously shocked and all our thoughts are directed to the family of the pilot,” adds the company, which will not grant an interview on this subject.

On its website, the Cargair Flight Academy says it has a fleet of ten Cessna 172. The company claims to be the largest private flight school in Canada, with three branches on three separate bases in the Montreal area. . Its flying schools are located in Mascouche, Trois-Rivières and Saint-Hubert.

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