Search crews resume looking for missing Alaska plane, last seen near Rainy Pass

Search crews resume looking for missing Alaska plane, last seen near Rainy Pass

MGN Online photo ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Last week, a small Alaska plane went missing, flying from Rainy Pass to the Wasilla airport. Now, days later, officials say weather has improved enough for the search to resume. The plane was a red and white Cessna 172, according to David Bedard, spokesperson for the 176th Wing of the Alaska National Guard. It was reported missing on March 7. While Bedard did confirm that only one person, the pilot, is thought to have been on board, the identity of the missing person has not yet been released. Crews with the Guard will launch Tuesday, as Bedard said weather is looking good for another search attempt. Search and rescue efforts were put on hold last Thursday due to deteriorating weather conditions. An Air Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk with a para rescue team will be looking for the missing plane.

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