Coast Guard Searching for Possible Missing Plane

Lincoln City, Ore. – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing aircraft approximately 1 mile off of Lincoln City, Ore.

The Coast Guard received a call at 4:30 p.m. yesterday from the Lincoln City Police Department in Lincoln City, Ore. that a good Samaritan came across a front and rear wheel assembly from a small airplane while walking in the vicinity of Spanish Head, Ore.

Coast Guard Air Station North Bend launched two HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crews and Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay launched a 47-foot motor life boat to search the surrounding area for a possible downed aircraft and crew members.

The search was temporarily suspended overnight due to inclement weather. The Coast Guard resumed searching at first light.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and has been trying to identify the age and type of aircraft from the items found on shore.

The aircraft is believed to be a Piper Cherokee Warrior, mostly white in color with a red and blue stripe. FAA believes the aircraft departed the Glen Eden Airport at approximately 9 a.m. yesterday.

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