UPDATE: Search continues for missing single-engine Cessna

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ABERDEEN, S.D. - UPDATE (10-13-19): Nearly 90 people and four planes from the North Dakota and South Dakota wings of the Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force spent Sunday searching for a plane and its pilot that's been missing since last week.

The blue and white single-engine Cessna went missing somewhere between Aberdeen, South Dakota and Oakes, North Dakota. Authorities believe the missing plane has an emergency locator beacon, but no signal has been detected.

Air searches were grounded Saturday because of bad weather. Ground crews have been searching since Thursday, despite the snowstorm.

The air and ground searches will resume Monday.


UPDATE (10-12-19): The North and South Dakota Wings of the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force are searching for the aircraft that went missing Wednesday night.

The CAP says the single-engine Cessna 172 presumably went missing between Aberdeen, South Dakota and Oakes, North Dakota and only one person was on-board.

They say the winter storm has delayed ground teams and aircraft from starting to search, but the USAF has been flying helicopters in the search area.

The CAP says they will begin a ground search once the weather clears.


ORIGINAL STORY: A Brown County Office of Emergency Management​ spokesman says a single-engine Cessna is missing.

The pilot was the only person on the plane, which departed the Aberdeen airport and headed for Oakes just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

The plane never arrived, according to a press release.

If you've heard or seen anything unusual, call the Brown County Dispatch at 605-626-7911.