By Jamie Rieger
It has been confirmed that former Alberta premier, Jim Prentice was killed in a small-plane crash, along with three others on Thursday evening.
The twin-engine Cessna Citation was en route from Kelowna to Springbank Airport, near Calgary on Thursday evening and disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff, at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Bill Yearwood, from the Transportation Safety Board confirmed on Friday morning that the plane’s wreckage had been found near Winfield, B.C.
“The aircraft is destroyed; all persons on board lost their lives,” Yearwood told the Canadian Press.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a press release, “Investigators located the crash site approximately four kilometres into a heavily wooded area east of Lake Country.”
Prentice, 60 served as Alberta premier from Sept., 2014 to May, 2015 when the Progressive Conservatives lost to the NDP in the last provincial election.
Most recently, Prentice was an energy advisor for Warburg Pincus, an international private equity firm.