Lost 108 Mile plane discovered

Ernie Hesse Sr.’s flight in 2000 ends in Revelstoke crash

Ernie Hesse

Ernie Hesse

The crash site and plane of Ernie Hesse Sr., missing since take-off from the 108 airport in Sept. 2000, has been found near Revelstoke B.C.

Hesse Sr., father of 100 Mile resident Ernie Hesse Jr., had bought the plane the day before from a 108 Mile resident and was flying home to Stratford, Ontario.

The plane was reported missing and for three days 10 aircraft flew a search pattern with no results. The family continued searching with funds raised from friends and concerned citizens.

The plane was discovered, but not reported, in 2005.

In September 2012 it was revisited and the registration numbers given to the Canadian Transportation Safety Board who confirmed the plane as belonging to Hesse.

100 Mile RCMP, who are in charge of the file, are not planning any further action.

(The complete story of the planes discovery can be found on Page A3.)