MORGAN -- Law enforcement and the Civil Air Patrol were looking for an overdue and possibly downed plane Thursday night and into this morning.
A Wyoming man left Morgan County Airport in a small plane, alone, for his home state Thursday, said Morgan County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Edwards. For some reason, he turned around in the Coalville area and came back toward Morgan, but then the signal from his plane was lost, Edwards said.
"We think it went down east of the Snowbasin area and west of the airport," generally in the area of Trapper's Loop, he said.
Edwards said he got the call about the overdue plane around 8:15 p.m. Edwards was not immediately sure how long the pilot was overdue for a landing by then.
"It's dark and snowing, and there's a lot of mountain out here," he said. The plane could be anywhere in the Morgan Valley, he said.
The Civil Air Patrol was using a radar system to try to triangulate the location of the man's plane, but "it's a whole valley out there," Edwards said.
No one has called dispatchers about a plane, he said Thursday night.
At 2:15 a.m. today, searchers still had no luck finding the plane or its pilot.
Edwards did not know where in Wyoming the man was headed.