Missing plane in El Dorado County

EL DORADO COUNTY (KRON)—A Cessna aircraft is missing after it left Idaho Sunday and did not land in Sacramento at its scheduled time, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

The plane was last seen flying in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just southwest of Lake Tahoe.

The pilot was the only person on board the plane.

Because of the severe weather conditions, searches were called off on the ground and in the air.

Search crews are still looking for the plane.

Col. Jon Stokes with the Civil Air Patrol said in a statement the patrol sent three planes to help find the missing aircraft.

“High winds, overcast conditions and fresh snow on the ground has made searching difficult,” Stokes said. “AP was joined by helicopters from the California Army National Guard and the California Highway Patrol but the missing aircraft has not been located.”

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has put ground teams to help in the search.

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