December 7, 2017

Family Continues Search for Missing Pilot


The family of an Alberta pilot who went missing with his girlfriend in the Rockies in late November is trying to extend the search for them using local volunteers in the Revelstoke area. Tammy Neron has told multiple media sources she won’t rest until she finds her brother Dominic, 28, whose D-model Mooney disappeared Nov. 25 on a flight from Penticton to Villeneuve Airport near Edmonton. “I know Dominic. I know how he thinks, I know how intelligent he is,” said Neron. “I know he’s resourceful and always takes control of every situation. “He’s a fighter and for that reason, I’m going to fight as hard as I can for him and I can’t give up.

Neron and his girlfriend Ashley Bourgeault, both from the Edmonton area, left Penticton VFR and Neron’s cell phone pinged a tower near Revelstoke and it’s assumed the plane went down in some of the most rugged terrain in Canada near the resort town. There was survival gear on board but a 10-day official search ended Dec. 4 with no sign of the couple. About 120 hours were logged in the search.