KUSA - The Civil Air Patrol confirms at least three planes are searching for a reported missing aircraft.
According to the incident commander for the Colorado Wing, a twin engine Cessna airplane took off from Animas Airpark in Durango around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived in Hayden around 7:30 a.m. There, the pilot picked up his father.
The plane left Hayden at 7 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at the Fort Collins airport at 9 a.m., but it never arrived.
The family called the FAA for help and around 11 a.m., the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center asked the Civil Air Patrol to look for the aircraft.
In addition to the planes in the search area, the Civil Air Patrol is collecting and analyzing radar and cell phone data.
9NEWS.com will update this story as more information becomes available.
Does anyone know if the DTRS TG is linked into their statewide VHF repeater system or what exactly it’s used for? I know many of the VHF repeaters are linked via microwave (shared from the state) and they're committed to the VHF system nationwide going forward. It wouldn't surprise me to see them on DTRS mutual aid channels from time to time, but they can't have more than a handful of 800 radios so I wonder why the dedicated TG on DTRS.
Heard this from Loveland dispatch yesterday. Was looking on a site that shows airtraffic. I don't have AIrnav, yet. Which brings up a question. Can someone go back, like the FBO and look at previous airtraffic? That might come in handy to see the aircraft take off and then see last known location from maybe Denver Center. I don't know. Maybe they need to request flight following to have the data logged.