CASARA Major Search in Ontario

CASARA has recently been involved with a major search in Ontario. Here is a summary of coverage provided by Trenton JRCC on the search that took place:

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Feb 28th, 2023:

An RCAF CC130 Hercules is currently conducting a search for a missing Cessna 208 reported overdue after departing Nakina bound for Fort Hope, Ontario, on 28 Feb. An RCAF Griffon helicopter is on way to assist search efforts.

March 1st, 2023:

Gord Tessier among others from CASARA Niagara have been active in this search.

March 2nd, 2023:

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March 4th, 2023:

We thank all CASARA members who were active in the search or on standby to respond to this major search in Ontario. We thank CASARA ON and other CASARA bodies like CASARA Niagara who were involved for their efforts in the search.

In addition to members from the CASARA ON: CASARA MB crews were spotters on the Herc from Winnipeg, along with a MB aircraft GKMD that was deployed to the search and stationed in Thunder Bay. We also thank an RPAS crew from CASARA SK who were on standby to travel to Thunder Bay if needed, they were: Frank Schuurmans & Nathen Hofmeister.

Our sincere thanks to all CASARA crews & spotters involved in the search and to all the Ground supporting members for a job well done. CASARA's thoughts are with the family at this time.