Missing plane found in Idaho; 5 aboard dead

Missing plane found in Idaho; 5 aboard dead

January 10th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

BOISE, Idaho - The Valley County sheriff's office says the wreckage of a small plane carrying five people that vanished in the central Idaho mountains on Dec. 1 has been found. There were no survivors.

Sheriff's Lt. Dan Smith said Friday that an incoming storm may delay recovery efforts.

The single-engine plane was piloted by 51-year-old pilot, Dale Smith, a software executive from San Jose, Calif.

The Idaho Statesman says Dale Smith's wife Janis thanked searchers via a Facebook page and wrote that the plane was found "less than two hours before they needed to wrap up the search for the foreseeable future."

The plane was flying from eastern Oregon to Montana on Dec. 1 when it disappeared in mountains 150 miles northeast of Boise.