PORT ANGELES — Authorities were searching Wednesday for a single-engine plane that failed to arrive as scheduled here.
The plane took off from Arcata, Calif., on Tuesday and was expected in Port Angeles on Tuesday night, a Federal Aviation Administration regional duty officer said.
Airports on the route were being contacted to see if the plane had made an unscheduled landing. No flight plan had been filed, KIRO-TV in Seattle reported.
No further details immediately were available.
Security breach: Confusion over whether a woman in a wheelchair was properly screened by security workers forced evacuation of the "B" Concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for about 90 minutes at midday Wednesday. The woman, traveling with her son, passed through a security checkpoint about 11 a.m. Airport spokesman Bob Parker said screeners check people in wheelchairs using handheld metal detectors. However, after the woman’s son cleared the walkthrough detector, security staff couldn’t recall whether they had screened her, Parker said.
Missing crabbers: The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday for four men missing at sea after their 36-foot crabbing boat capsized off the Oregon coast. The crew — 40-year-old ship’s master Bob Thompson, 34-year-old Stephen Langlot, 21-year-old Benjamin Eder and 20-year-old Jarred Hammrick, all from the Newport area — couldn’t have survived the cold water, said Coast Guard Lt. Peter Jones.
From Herald news services