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George Cogar


Cogar - from his file at The Doe Network



George Cogar - founder of Mohawk Data Sciences Corporation

Total Persons on Board:

7 - George Cogar, the pilot - Mel Melissen - and:

  • Cogar's brother Tom, 53, of Port Leyden, New York
  • Rolf Dieter Falk, 56, of Aachen, West Germany
  • Hans Hill, 56, of Hanover, West Germany
  • Peter Hoffman, 66, of Mulhejm, West Germany
  • Otto Herman Stitz, 61, of Cologne, West Germany


Friday, September 2, 1983


Clear with scattered clouds, some low coastal fog.

Flight Route:

From the Campbell River on Vancouver Island, to a hunting lodge near Smithers, Canada

Area Believed Crashed:

British Columbia

Reason for flight:

Passenger flight for a hunting trip

Type Plane:

A 1971 Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 "Islander" - owned by Central Mountain Air Services and registered as C-GIPF

Search efforts: 

After one week of looking, the searchers have been in the air 789 hours and have covered 32,000 square miles

On October 6th,1983, Canadian authorities called off what they described as the largest coordinated search in Canada’s history, at an estimated cost of one million dollars

On October 9th,1983, the Lethbridge Herald reported that the families of the six passengers - all millionaires - were planning to continue searching at their own expense for the  aircraft the men were traveling in.

To date, George Cogar and his hunting companions have not been found.


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