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Search launched in Washington for missing Minnesota plane

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A search has been launched in northern Washington state for a single-engine plane that was due to arrive on Orcas Island on Saturday but never arrived. A search has been launched in northern Washington state for a single-engine plane that was due to arrive on Orcas Island on Saturday but never arrived.
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A search has been launched in northern Washington state for a single-engine plane that was due to arrive on Orcas Island on Saturday but never arrived.
    
The two occupants were on vacation and took off from International Falls, Minnesota, but never landed on the island. Family members reported them missing Tuesday night.
    
Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Barbara LaBoe says Aviation Emergency Services was in the air Wednesday morning in the early stages of the search in Whatcom County.
    
LaBoe didn't have any information about the two people onboard. Officials did not have an exact time the plane was due to arrive on Saturday.
    
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