The young Moroccan had dreams of becoming a commercial pilot and was trying to boost her flight hours to get her license.
Rabat – The body of 22-year-old pilot-in-training,Hind Barch, has been recovered. Barch’s plane went missing on Wednesday evening near Sherbrooke, Canada.
The Canadian Armed Forces found the body in a wooded area in the Eastern Townships region of Canada on Saturday afternoon, September 7.
The Moroccan Embassy in Canada took to Twitter to express their condolences to Barch’s family.
Barch, who worked as a flight attendant Air Transat was flying the plane alone that evening, hoping to boost her night flight hours in order to obtain her professional license and become a commercial airline pilot.
She was flying a Cessna 172 owned by Cargair Flight Training School when it disappeared from radars on Wednesday. A rigorous search and rescue mission began on Friday, with a total of 50 Canadian Forces personnel taking part.
L’ Ambassade,le Consulat général et les membres de la communauté marocaine du Canada compatissent et présentent leurs plus sincères condoléances à la Famille Barch suite au décès tragique de leur fille Hind. إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون https://t.co/6TvXgryZie
— Morocco in Ottawa (@MoroccoOttawa) 7 septembre 2019
Aircraft operated by the military, Sûreté du Québec and SERABEC, Quebec’s aerial search and rescue organization, were also used in the effort. Over a hundred volunteers also took part, including friends of the victim.
Canadian authorities have opened an investigation into the incident in collaboration with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.