A small plane carrying a young Kamloops couple is the subject of a Cranbrook RCMP investigation after it was reported missing/overdue.
Friday evening, the RCMP Southeast District Operational Communications Center received a report that a small aircraft had departed from Cranbrook airport around 3:02 pm and it had not arrived at in Kamloops at 4 p.m. as was expected.
At that time, the Joint Search Co-ordination Center Victoria (JRCC) was notified and Cranbrook RCMP is now helping with their search for the aircraft.
The airplane had initially left from Lethbridge, Alberta at 09:35 a.m. and stopped at Cranbrook Airport for re-fuelling, which is the last known point of contact with the aircraft and its occupants.
The Piper aircraft call letters are CGDTK.
The aircraft was piloted by 21-year old Alex Simons of Kamloops.
He was accompanied by his companion 24-year old Sidney Robillard, also from Kamloops.
The Cranbrook RCMP is asking that anyone with information regarding this matter contact their local police of jurisdiction, said RCMP Cpl Dan Moskaluk.
RCMP detachments in the Southeast District with airfields in their jurisdictions have made all necessary inquiries but so far haven not been able to locate the plane.