Sadly, Another General Aviation Tragedy - Another Missing Aircraft
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September 5, 2019 - by Sylvain Faust for fliegerfaust.com
**Updated September 8, 2019: The pilot and aircraft has been found around 14h00 yesterday, 41 hours after this aircraft left Mirabel Airport, about 40 hours after it dispersed. The young 22 years old female pilot was found dead at the scene.
Sadly, another general aviation tragedy seems to have occurred in the last few hours in Quebec, Canada.
A search and rescue operation is underway over the Eastern Townships area of Quebec, as a CC-130H Hercules (see below) and CH-146 Griffon dispatched from CFB Trenton were trying to locate a Cessna 172M (C-GSEN). I personally flew C-GSEN years ago.
The normally dependable 4-seater owned by the popular Cargair flying school went missing and is currently being searched for in the vicinity of the city of Sherbrooke.
CC-130H 130337 Search and Rescue
The single-engine plane left Mirabel Airport CYMX in the north west of Montreal for a night flight at 21:03.
It seems so far that the 22 years old female pilot (Hind Barch) was enroute to at Sherbrooke airport CYSC and was reported missing near it.
No radio signal from an ELT (emergency locater transmitter) was received according to sources. It is not known at the moment if Cargair school aircraft are equipped with the latest technology of ELT using the 406 Mhz frequency which are monitored by satellite.
First to report this news earlier this morning more details have been revealed since.
A higher number of aviation accident occurred in the province of Quebec so far in 2019, compared with recent year and we have a few more months left on the calendar.
Let's hope that the young pilot is found alive.
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