Search continues for missing plane
Missing since Saturday, Nov. 17th en route to Pinedale
November 19, 2012
11/19/12, 4:30PM Update: Ground teams and snowmachine teams continued the search for the missing aircraft Monday with no results. Aircraft were not able to join the search due to weather conditions including high wind and poor visibility. Tip Top Search and Rescue will continue ground searching tomorrow and are hopeful the weather will break allowing fixed wing and helicopter activity to resume.
11/19/12, 9:57AM SCSO Update: Sublette County Tip Top Search and rescue members are continuing their search for the downed aircraft in western Sublette County. TTSAR members will be searching on foot and snow machines with hand held receivers for the Emergency Locator Transmitter on board the aircraft. Multiple fixed wing aircraft of the Civil Air Patrol and a helicopter from Teton County Search and Rescue are standing by to continue the search by air. Current conditions in the area include heavy fog and low cloud cover. (photos added)
11/19/12, Media release - 9:12AM
Sublette County Sheriff's Office, Pinedale, Wyoming
Monday, November 19, 2012
In the late afternoon of Saturday November 17th the Sublette County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Civil Air Patrol regarding an overdue aircraft. The aircraft, a Cessna 182, departed Stevensville Montana at approximately 1130 Saturday and was scheduled to arrive in Pinedale around 2:30 p.m.
The airplane, occupied only by the pilot, was last reported on radar in the vicinity of western Sublette County near the Lincoln County line west-southwest of the Upper Hoback road (County road 174).
Sublette County's Tip Top Search and Rescue, Lincoln County Search and Rescue, Sublette County deputies and Sublette County Emergency Management responded to the area of last radar contact at dawn on Sunday and began an extensive ground search. SAR teams searched throughout the day without locating the aircraft, search efforts will continue.
Authority: Sheriff Dave Lankford
Stephen Smith, Public Information Officer