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    Default Authorities search for missing plane in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Air Force and the Coast Guard are searching for a small plane missing since Monday in the Gulf of Alaska.

    Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Klingenberg says the pilot was the only person on board. The plane, a Piper PA-32 aircraft, was last reported about 42 miles west of Yakutat before it fell off the radar.

    Authorities say they have not picked up any potential signals from an emergency locator transmitter, as first reported by KTOO.

    Both the Air Force and the Coast Guard are using helicopters in the search Tuesday.

    Klingenberg, who is based in Kodiak, said the piper was en route from Ketchikan to Anchorage.

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...#storylink=cpy
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    That is very grim !!!

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    Right into the Alaska Triangle.
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    This is a friend of mine, we worked together at ERA, if anyone can survive and walk out or hole up on a beach it would be him. sounds like he was IFR, every day that passes -hope diminishes. thoughts and prayers.
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    Bummer...tough place to be in a single. That Cherokee will land short on a beach though, if you can find one...

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