North Vancouver RCMP is confirming that the reported missing plane has been located, including the main fuselage with the two pilots inside the cockpit. Unfortunately, the two male pilots were found deceased.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at approximately 1:00 pm searchers located the missing airplane in a steep, heavily wooded area. Representatives from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) and the B.C. Coroners Service viewed and examined the crash site.

The two pilots, ages 33 and 35, from the Vancouver area, have been removed from the wreckage with family members notified.

“The RCMP, along with all the various agencies involved in the search, extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the two pilots who died in the crash,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. “The investigation into the cause of the crash of the airplane now rests with the Transportation Safety Board.”

19 Wing Comox crews were earlier involved in the search for the wreckage, with several search and rescue aircraft on board the massive search.