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YouTube video prompts search for remains at decades-old crash site

The 60-year-old wreckage of a Second World War-era bomber in the mountains above Metro Vancouver prompted a search by RCMP for human remains.

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The 60-year-old wreckage of a Second World War-era bomber in the mountains above Metro Vancouver prompted a search by RCMP for human remains.

Mounties in Pitt Meadows, B.C., received a call about a video posted on YouTube by a group of hikers who claimed there were remains at the site of the 1953 crash.

On Sept. 14 officers, along with a forensic identification specialist and a dog unit, flew into the area and hiked to the remote location to search.

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Constable Alanna Dunlop says no human remains were found.

The Mitchell B-25 went down near Pitt Lake in January, 1953, during a training flight.

The site was so remote and the route so treacherous that Air Force crews had to wait until the following September to recover the bodies.

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