Mon, Jul 09, 2007
Cub Departed UAO Saturday
The Oregon branch of the Civil Air Patrol is stepping up its
search for a Piper Cub-type aircraft that left Aurora State Airport
Saturday, but did not return.
CAP officials told the Salem News the pilot, identity unknown
but said to be a retired airline pilot, was making a series of
local practice flights from UAO when he failed to return to the
airport Saturday afternoon.
Crews began the search for the missing plane Sunday morning
around the area, located south of Portland.
Seattles KOMO-TV describes the plane as a "new single-engine
Piper Cub," indicating it may be either a restored model, or one of
several reproductions currently offered. The pilot reportedly took
delivery of the plane (type shown above) two months ago.
Search crews are checking local airstrips for any sign of the
There has been no cell phone or radio contact with the
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