ARLINGTON - The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation is searching for a missing Taylor Craft two-seat airplane that has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 10.
The pilot of the missing plane departed from Harvey Field Airport in Snohomish on Saturday afternoon. He was expected to return to Harvey Field later that afternoon. His girlfriend reported him as missing when he failed to return.
A ground search was initiated Saturday evening. Then searchers scoured the Snohomish County area by air on Sunday, flying at total of 45 hours using eight search planes and a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.
According to reports, the plane had no emergency locator beacon or transponder on board, and no flight plan was filed.
Searchers from WSDOT Aviation, the Civil Air Patrol and Washington Air Search and Rescue have set up a search base at the Arlington Municipal Airport. Due to today’s favorable weather, eight search planes are flying over the Snohomish County area to look for the missing plane.
WSDOT's mission is to keep people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's transportation systems. To learn more about what we're doing, go t o www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation