News Bulletin: Plane never landed in Jackson Hole
November 18, 2012
The small aircraft that failed to arrive in Pinedale on Saturday afternoon did not touch down in Jackson Hole as previously reported.
The aircraft, a Cessna 182, departed Stevensville, Mont., at approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday and was scheduled to arrive in Pinedale around 2:30 p.m, the Sublette County Sheriff’s office said in a statement.
One report Sunday said the plane had stopped in Jackson Hole on its way. That’s apparently not the case, Jackson Hole Airport director of operations Craig Logan said.
“All we know is the plane was based out of Pinedale,” he said Monday. “And it didn’t check in.”
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), the Sublette Sheriff’s office said.
News Bulletin: County to join search for plane
Teton County’s Search and Rescue helicopter is scheduled to join the hunt later today for a single-engine Cessna missing and believed to be in the Hoback Canyon area.
Weather Monday morning prevented the helicopter from flying, but Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam said the county is planning to provide air support to ground teams from Sublette and Lincoln County search and rescue teams.
Sublette County volunteers from Tip Top Search and Rescue continued the search Monday morning on foot and snow machines, Sublette County Sheriff spokesman Stephen Smith said.
Crews are searching with hand held receivers seeking transmissions from the emergency locating transmitter on board the aircraft, Smith said in a statement.
Civil Air Patrol fixed wing aircraft are scheduled to join Teton County’s helicopter as soon as weather permits.
News Bulletin: Plane missing over Hoback
A Sublette County radio station is reporting a plane that took off from Jackson Hole bound for Pinedale on Saturday afternoon failed to arrive there.
Here is the report by Bob Rule of KPIN on Sunday evening.
"A small aircraft, due to land in Pinedale on Saturday afternoon, never arrived, and as of 5:30 PM Sunday, has not yet been found.
Sublette County Public Information Officer Steve Smith stated that the Civil Air Patrol and Tip Top Search and Rescue spent Sunday looking for the aircraft, which is reported to be a Cessna 182, with only the pilot on board.
The flight originated from Stevensville, Montana, and radar lost track of the plane over the upper Hoback Canyon, between Jackson and Bondurant. The search area is in western Sublette County, near the Sublette County/Lincoln County line.
The search will resume Monday morning. The Sublette County Sheriff’s office will be issuing a more detailed news release on this missing plane sometime on Monday."