Coast Guard Searching For Missing Floatplane

The U.S. Coast Guard has been searching for a missing floatplane that left Homer on Saturday with two aboard to scout mountain goats.

Here’s KTVA TV with more:

The Coast Guard has been searching by water and in the air, since around 10 p.m. McClelland said the search is challenging because the plane’s emergency locator transmitter (ELT) never went off. There is no confirmation of water or ground landing, he said. 

“Coast Guard helicopter crews have been searching continuously since last night and we continue to, aided by the Bailey Barco,” said Cmdr. Michael Kahle, search and rescue mission coordinator. “We are also coordinating with multiple partners including the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol to assist us in the search for the missing plane.”