Crews Suspend Search For Plane Missing In Washington State - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crews Suspend Search For Plane Missing In Washington State

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Rescuers have suspended their search for a plane that failed to arrive on a flight from Tonasket to Sequim.
    
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced the suspension on Sunday after searching areas in the north Cascades, Winthrop and Stevens Pass.
    
Pilot Ed Jeffko of Tonasket was the only person aboard the home-built, single-engine kit plane that went missing July 23.
    
Officials say they had no emergency beacon, radar track or flight plan to aid in the search.
    
The Wenatchee World has reported that Jeffko is a former Tonasket city councilman who has been active in the civil service board and economic development committee

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