Searchers looking for missing plane in NE Minn. 11 Jun 12

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Searchers are looking for a missing plane in northeastern Minnesota.

The Civil Air Patrol says the twin-engine Piper with one person on board was reported to be on a flight from Fleming Field in South St. Paul to the Duluth airport and back to St. Paul on Friday.

The search Sunday is centered north of Duluth.

Eight Civil Air Patrol airplanes and six ground teams are currently involved in the search.  Around 60 Civil Air Patrol volunteers are participating, working from a base at the Duluth airport.

The pilot’s name has not been released. The plane is described as a white twin engine Piper PA31 Navaho with red and blue striping.

The Civil Air Patrol asks anyone in northeastern Minnesota with information to contact local law enforcement.