Investigators on scene after missing pilot’s body found

Global News

The search for the missing 16-year-old Kamloops pilot has ended in tragedy.

The body of Lorne Perreault and the downed Cessna 172 were found by the Royal Canadian Air Force and a search-and-rescue crew in the Cache Creek Hills, west of Kamloops at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Today, police are investigating at the scene trying to determine the cause of the crash.

The RCAF used a helicopter to lower the search and rescue crew to retrieve Perreault’s body, which was taken to the Kamloops Airport where he was pronounced dead by the coroner.

The 16-year-old pilot was reported overdue on August 6 after he failed to return to the Kamloops airport following a routine solo flight. At the time of the crash, Perreault was training for his private pilot’s license.

The family of the young pilot is grateful for all those involved in finding Perreault and requesting privacy during this…

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