ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing plane in Southwest Alaska. A DeHavilland Beaver with four people on board, including three Katmai National Park maintenance employees, was on its way to King Salmon, but it never arrived.
Park superintendent Ralph Moore says the plane left Swikshak Bay at 2:45 Saturday afternoon for a flight that takes less than an hour. Three maintenance workers, identified by the National Park Service as Mason McLeod, 26, and two brothers, Neal Spradlin, 28; and Seth Spradlin, 20; and the pilot were aboard.
The pilot was not identified.
Park rangers are working with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center and requested help from the Coast Guard Saturday night.
A coast guard HC-130 crew concluded a search Sunday morning after scanning the area between Swikshak Bay and King Salmon.
The Coast Guard says it searched all morning long and is ready to help out more if needed.