We've had a Lockheed C-130 Hercules flying overhead in search of a downed Robinson R66 helicopter.
Around 1:15 p.m. this afternoon, search master Capt. Martin Zimmer said a Canadian Forces C130 Hercules spotter located the crash site of the helicopter... Following that, a Canadian Armed Forces Griffon helicopter was dispatched to the site where two search and rescue technicians were dispatched to look at the incident and they determined at that time that both occupants had not survived the impact. The couple was last seen a week ago — Monday, March, 4 — leaving Sudbury in a Robinson R66 helicopter. They never made it to their destination, a hangar in Fauquier. Over the past week, aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Coast Guard and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association have been flying the route searching for the helicopter.
Crews in a Canadian Armed Forces Hercules aircraft spotted the site of a helicopter crash, circled in red, March 11, 2019. It was found 35 nautical miles from Nicole (47) and Jody Blais' (49) destination, a hangar in Fauquier
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A friend had spoken to Jody recently, who raved about how he could go beyond the R66's maximum speed of 259 km/hr (160 mph) in cold dense winter air at down to -30C.
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