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July 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Search crews still looking for missing plane

Pilot Ed Jeffko flew from Tonasket in a home-built plane headed for Sequim early Monday and hasn’t been seen since. (courtesy of WSDOT)

 

Ed Jeffko’s plane (WSDOT photo)

Search crews are still looking for a home-built plane that’s been missing since it flew from Tonasket early Monday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Family members of the pilot, former Tonasket City Councilman Ed Jeffko, said he was headed to Sequim, according in a WSDOT release. Search planes took a closer look today at an area in the Cascade Mountains where weather conditions could have made flying difficult, after spending six hours looking for him Monday night.

His flight plan and the plane’s emergency beacon signal have not been located.

WSDOT, the Civil Air Patrol and Washington Air Search and Rescue have set up a search base at the Wenatchee Airport.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen the aircraft or Jeffko is asked to contact the search base at Missingaircraft@wsdot.wa.govor 360-410-7757.

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