Pheasant hunters could aid in search for missing airplane

 

 

 

October 16, 2019

Mike Tanner

KWAT Radio News

 

ABERDEEN, South Dakota – The South Dakota Civil Air Patrol issued a statement Tuesday saying pheasant hunters in northeast South Dakota are asked to be on the lookout for anything of interest that might be connected to a missing airplane.

 

The pheasant hunting opener is this weekend.

 

The plane departed Aberdeen the night of October 9th, bound for the airport in Oakes, North Dakota, but it never arrived.

 

Since then, Civil Air Patrol missions have been flown in South Dakota and North Dakota, and ground crews have also searched in Brown, Ransom and Dickey counties.

 

FAA records indicate the blue and white Cessna is registered to a man in Hecla, South Dakota.

 

Authorities say only a pilot was on board the plane when it disappeared.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brown County Dispatch Center at 605-626-7911.