Still no sign of missing aircraft
Yesterday’s search for the missing Beech King
Air aircraft proved to be unsuccessful once again.
According to Zulfikar Mohamed, the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) the search party will today be concluding its search in the valleys between the Merume and the Tomasing Mountains. And from Monday, they will begin searching in a new area.
Over the past weeks, foot patrols as well as aircraft and helicopters have been involved in an extensive search for the plane. Last Sunday, a weak Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was picked up by the search party, but it has not been detected since.
The aircraft went missing three Saturdays ago, and was carrying US citizens Captain James Wesley Barker and First Officer Chris Paris (Lenoir City) along with Canadian Patrick Murphy, who were conducting a geophysical survey at the time.