Search continues for missing Colville pilot, plane
Rescuers now looking at Ione, Sullivan Lake areas
Last updated 11/14/2019 at 10:42am
COLVILLE – The search for a missing pilot and plane has moved to the forests between Colville and Ione.
Spokane County Search and Rescue officials this morning identified the missing pilot as Terry Coleman, 67, of Colville. He went for a one-hour flight Monday in his Cessna 182 Skylane and failed to return.
Because of weather, rescuers are conducting a ground search only today, as they did yesterday.
Coleman did not file a flight plan, but is believed to have flown from Colville toward the town of Ione and Sullivan Lake, having departed at about noon.
So far, rescue teams have not picked up a signal from the plane's emergency locator beacon, officials said.
Anyone who sees the plane is asked to call 360-410-0461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The state Department of Transportation is leading the search and rescue effort.