SALT LAKE CITY -- Family members say search efforts have mostly ended for a small private airplane that went missing over the mountains in central Idaho with five people aboard.
Alan Dayton of Salt Lake City is the uncle of Jonathon Norton, one of the passengers on the plane.
Dayton told The Salt Lake Tribune that a few family members were still in Idaho searching on Tuesday afternoon.
An official search by county, state and military rescue crews ended Friday, five days after air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft.
Fifty-one-year-old Dale Smith, a software executive from San Jose, Calif., was flying the single-engine Beech Bonanza from eastern Oregon to Butte, Mont., when he reported engine trouble.
Smith's son and his wife, along with Smith's daughter and her fiance, Norton, were on board.