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Search For Missing Plane Suspended


By KMVT News

Valley County, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The search is off for the plane that went missing in back-country Idaho Thanksgiving weekend.

Five family members were on board.

The Idaho Division of Aeronautics decided to end the near two-week search, citing safety of search crews.

Rescuers have been challenged by bad weather, poor visibility and the area's rugged terrain.

The Beech Bonanza went missing December first after it disappeared from radar near Johnson Creek Airstrip.

The family was on their way from Baker City, Oregon to Butte, Montana.

Officials say they will resume the search if they get specific, credible leads on the plane's location.

Aboard the missing aircraft... Pilot Dale Smith, along with his son Daniel and his wife, Sheree, and his daughter Amber and her fiancée, Jonathon Norton.

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