Search in Lyon County for overdue plane from Las Vegas

Search in Lyon County for overdue plane from Las Vegas

CREATED Apr. 16, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP / KTNV) -- Authorities in Lyon County are looking for an overdue plane that took off from Las Vegas on Sunday but never arrived at its destination at the Minden Airport.

The sheriff's office's search and rescue division was notified of the plane's status on Monday. They've been focusing their search in southern Lyon County.

The FAA said the one person on board departed around 6 p.m. Sunday from North Las Vegas. The aircraft's last known position was 78 miles southeast of Reno.

A relative of the pilot reported the plane overdue.

The name of the pilot has not been released.

Others helping with the search include sheriff's deputies from Douglas, Washoe, Mineral and Mono counties along with the Nevada Air Guard, Nevada Department of Emergency Management and Civil Air Patrol.

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