Search for missing airplane called off due to weather

Search for missing airplane called off due to weather

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) - Searchers on foot and horseback left a remote Idaho trailhead as they seek to locate a single-engine plane that went missing Wednesday with three people aboard.

The Idaho Transportation Department said Thursday that an 11-person team from Valley County left a trailhead about two hours from the area they plan to search.

That's the location indicated as a potential crash site by the aircraft's emergency locator transmitter signal.

The Cessna 206 single-engine airplane vanished Wednesday morning after taking off from McCall with a pilot and two passengers bound for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Since it went missing, the hunt for its whereabouts has been hampered by poor weather and high-mountain snow.

The plane is registered to Wilderness Aircraft of McCall.

ITD said Thursday afternoon that the search has been called off until Friday morning.