Search fails to find floatplane missing out of Sitka
June 11, 2018 11:20AM AKDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A search Sunday failed to find an airplane missing out of Sitka.
The Coast Guard says a white and red PA-18 Super Cub float plane on Saturday night left Sitka for what was supposed to be a 20-minute flight.
The two people on board were going to fly over Katlian Bay and Olga Strait just north of Sitka.
The Coast Guard searched by air and water.
A Coast Guard helicopter out of Sitka was joined Sunday morning by the Bailey Barco, a 154-foot (47-meter) fast response cutter.
The Coast Guard coordinated the search with Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol.
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