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Two Mounted Police Officers Killed in Yukon Air Crash



    On August 15, 2000, a Cessna Caravan with 2 Mounties on board crashed at Teslin Lake, on the Yukon-BC border. Killed in the crash were 49-year-old Sergeant Ed Mobley of Prince Rupert, B.C., pilot of the aircraft, and 48-year-old Special Constable Tim Nicholson of Ottawa, the flight engineer. The official crash report can be seen here. News articles regarding the crash and the officers used to be linked below, but are no longer online.

    The Caravan, registered as C-GMPB, one of the most sophisticated bushplanes in the world, was on amphibious floats, enabling it to land on either water or land. It was one of four in the RCMP Air Division. The aircraft and crew were based at Prince Rupert, British Columbia - the others are currently at Vancouver, Regina and Ottawa. A photo of a similar Caravan can be seen below.



Yukon Peace Officer Honour Roll
A memorial to police officers killed in the line of duty in the Yukon Territory.