Missing Plane Search Called Off

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    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.
     
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    Update. :(

    BOISE, Idaho -- Searchers located an airplane that went missing on Wednesday and officials in west-central Idaho confirmed that all three on board were killed.

    The Cessna 206 single-engine airplane took off from McCall on Wednesday bound for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. An Idaho National Guard crew located the wreckage on the side of a mountain east of Donnelly Friday morning by following an emergency locator signal.

    Crews at the crash site confirmed the tail number on the plane matched the overdue plane.

    Valley County officials identified the victims as pilot Dan Wilson of McCall and passengers Mike Wolf and Steve Hall of Washington state. Information on the passengers' ages and hometowns was not immediately available.

    The plane is registered to Wilderness Aircraft of McCall.
     

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