UNION COUNTY:  An overdue aircraft has been located

UNION COUNTY: An overdue aircraft has been located

UPDATE FROM THE UNION COUNTY SEARCH and RESCUE

Update as of 2:40 pm
According to Captian Ward with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, an overdue aircraft was located Wednesday by civil air patrol. Search and Rescue was dispatched and the pilot, the sole occupant, was found deceased. The aircraft was en route from Kennewick, WA to Ontario. No further information is being released at this time while the next of kin are being notified.

Update:  The Union County Search and Rescue are looking for a piper single-engine plane this morning that is reported overdue. The aircraft was en route from Richland, Washington to Ontario. The pilot’s family did not report him missing until Tuesday. Craig Ward of the Union County Sheriff’s Office will not release the name at this time. The Civil Air Patrol detected the radar track of the plane, possibly went down around 10 Sunday morning, 35 miles northwest of Baker City. No other information is available at this time.

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Early Wednesday morning the Union County Search and Rescue are trying to locate an overdue plane in the Union County area. The area of the search has not been revealed at this time. We’ll have further deals as they become available.