CHEHALIS – Search teams continue to look for a missing twin-engine Cessna aircraft with a pilot and two passengers on board in the Chehalis area.
Search-and-rescue teams plan to continue the search until dark. If they find no new leads, teams will resume the search effort tomorrow morning.
Rainy weather and rough terrain continue to challenge search teams. Despite the conditions, two helicopters searched the area between White Pass and Chehalis for most of the day.
The plane departed from the Chehalis Municipal Airport Monday morning, Oct. 25, and its pilot reported that an engine was down over the Packwood/Morton area. Air traffic control lost radar contact with the aircraft at 7:44 a.m. The plane was headed to Lewiston, Idaho.
Search teams from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Lewis County Sheriff’s Office are coordinating the search effort.