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MP Nathan Cullen saddened by the death of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice
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MP Nathan Cullen saddened by the death of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says he was very saddened to hear former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice had passed away.

Prentice and three others died in a plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Kelowna.

Cullen says Prentice always enjoyed the northwest.

The Transportation Safety Board says there were no emergency calls or signals before the plane crashed

No one survived the crash of the small jet that was en route from Kelowna to near Calgary when it went down shortly after takeoff last night.

A preliminary Transport Canada report says the Cessna 500 jet owned by Norjet took off from Kelowna and climbed to an altitude of 86-hundred feet before disappearing from radar.

A team of investigators from the Transportation Safety Board was at the scene of the crash near the community of Winfield, about 18km north of Kelowna.

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