Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing small plane
JUNEAU, Alaska The Coast Guard and a civilian helicopter are searching for a missing small plane in Southeast Alaska last reported near Point Howard Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report of a white and teal Piper Cherokee from Air Excursions, LLC. overdue on a flight from Juneau to Gustavus at approximately 9:17 a.m. The aircraft and the pilot were due into Gustavus at 8:55 a.m. and were last heard from at 8:47 a.m. near Point Howard. The pilot is the only person reported abaord.
A helicopter from the Juneau-based Coastal Helicopters and a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka are on scene searching for the small plane. The Coast Guard has also issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting all mariners in the area keep an eye for the... [via Coast Guard News]
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