WENDOVER -- Authorities are searching in snowy weather for a 1952 Korean War-era airplane that disappeared after taking off for Idaho Falls, Idaho, from Wendover on the Nevada-Utah state line.
Elko County sheriff's Cpl. Jim Carpenter tells the Elko Daily Free Press the single-engine converted military aircraft was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday southeast of the Nevada-Idaho border town of Jackpot.
It was last seen on radar by a Salt Lake City airport control center.
The plane took off from Wendover about 4 p.m. with two occupants. The names were not immediately released.
Carpenter says a search of the area by snowmobile turned up no immediate signs of a downed aircraft.
He says snow was hampering the search, causing poor visibility and difficult travel.
Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com