Search on for missing crop duster

Published 11:37 am Monday, January 5, 2009

A search for a crop-duster aircraft that went missing on the way from Alabama to Mississippi has been hampered by bad weather.

Civil Air Patrol Maj. Patricia Mitcham of Huntsville said Monday the yellow aircraft, with blue markings, was reported missing Friday afternoon on a flight from Greenville, Ala., to Cleveland, Miss. Only the pilot was on board.

Mitcham said the air patrol in both states began a search Saturday morning. But a two-day search of parts of east Mississippi and west Alabama was suspended Sunday because of bad weather, which also threatened Monday’s search efforts.

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The aircraft was last reported near Livingston, Ala. Mitcham said anyone with information about the plane can contact the air patrol at 334-467-0897 in Alabama or 601-529-1580 in Mississippi.

The pilot’s name was not released