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Search under way for overdue plane in Alaska

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A search is under way for a plane with three people on board that is missing during a training flight over the Cook Inlet near Anchorage. The four-seat Aero Commander took off from the Kenai airport yesterday afternoon. Two pilots and a passenger were on the aircraft. The plane was officially reported overdue at 12:20 a.m. today. The plane's owner ... Commander Northwest, of East Wenatchee, Washington ... last had contact with the pilots last night at about 8:30. The company did not report any trouble with the propeller-driven plane or problems with the weather. The Federal Aviation Administration in Anchorage reports the pilots did not file a flight plan, so it was not known exactly where the plane was headed or if they were planning any side trips to do some sightseeing.
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