BRIGHAM CITY — The search for a small plane reported overdue on Friday night from Ogden-Hinckley Airport will resume Sunday morning. The plane, carrying two men in their 70s, was expected to return Friday afternoon following a brief sightseeing trip to northern Utah.1 comment on this story
The red and white Cessna 172, carrying pilot Denny Mansell, 71, and passenger Peter Ellis, 74, took off from the Ogden airport about 3:30 p.m. Friday with plans to fly the Promontory Point area then return to the airport about an hour later, according to the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office.
The plane, which has the tail number N4395R, was reported missing by family about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
State and local law enforcement agencies launched a search for the plane at first light Saturday and continued until nightfall. The ground and air search will resume Sunday morning.
Searchers have included the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office, Box Elder County Search and Rescue, the Civil Air Patrol, the Utah Department of Public Safety and volunteers.