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Carson Air Flight 66 from Vancouver to Prince George missing

04/13/2015 03:08 EDT | Updated 06/19/2015 10:59 EDT
A search is underway for Carson Air Flight 66, after the plane travelling from Vancouver to Prince George went missing on Monday morning with two pilots aboard.

Officials with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre say the twin-engine SA-226 Metro II took off from YVR at 6:43 a.m. PT and was supposed to land at YXS at 8 a.m.

However, NavCanada's Kamloops Flight Information Centre lost radar contact with the cargo flight at around 7 a.m., when the flight was northeast of Vancouver.

Vancouver and Prince George airport authorities are working with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in the search for the plane.

A Canadian Forces Cormorant aircraft has been deployed to trace the route of the missing plane. 

Operations at Vancouver international Airport and Prince George Airport are not affected.

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