Small plane reported missing from McCall airport; last seen headed toward wilderness

KIVI Staff

Small plane reported missing from McCall airport; last seen headed toward wilderness

CREATED Nov. 6, 2013

The Idaho Transportation Department has announced that search efforts are underway for a small airplane reported missing.

Owned by McCall Aviation, the missing aircraft has been identified as a white Cessna 206 single-engine plane.

A pilot and two passengers were on board.

The plane left McCall Wednesday morning heading toward the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Currently, search efforts from the Idaho Army National Guard have been concentrated in an area a few miles east of Donnelly, based off a signal being emitted from an Emergency Locator Transmitter signal.

The area the signal is coming from is inaccessible to motor vehicles.

Inclement weather and high-mountain snow are hampering search efforts. The search will continue at daylight.
 

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