Retired RCMP officer, businessman and optometrist identified as victims in crash that killed Prentice

The plane carrying former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others crashed only eight minutes after take off, killing all on board, the Transportation Safety Board said Saturday. 
The TSB said the Cessna Citation disappeared from radar at 9:40 p.m. PT on Thursday, only 11 kilometres north of Kelowna Airport.
“Initial examination suggests the aircraft was destroyed from high deceleration forces after a vertical descent,” said Beverley Harvey, the TSB investigator-in-charge.
“There were no emergency or distress calls made,” she said.

Overview of Cessna Citation wreckage showing landing gear (TSB)

The plane, which was built in 1974, was not equipped with a cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder, Harvey said, adding that it was not a requirement.
She said investigators would review any electronic components that could give them clues as to the cause of the crash.
Five investigators are currently at the site, and the full investigation will take …