Search to resume for missing plane, took off from Myrtle Beach
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:42:37 GMT —
Teams are continuing to search the rugged mountains of eastern West Virginia for a small plane that went missing. Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jeff Schrock says searchers focused Tuesday on an area south of Moorefield in Hardy County
The Piper PA32 Saratoga was flying to Johnstown, Pa., when air-traffic controllers lost contact with it around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The Civil Air Patrol says the fixed-wing plane's last known position was 12 miles south of the Grant County Airport in Petersburg.
Searchers are focusing on the rugged mountains of neighboring Hardy County.
Three people were believed to be on board. Mike Rembold of General Aviation in Danville, Va., tells the Danville Register & Bee that the flight originated in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Rembold says the plane stopped at the Danville airport to drop off the pilot's wife before heading to Pennsylvania.