Observer staff

Union County Search and Rescue is continuing a search today for a plane believed to have crashed in the Starkey-Limber Jim Creek area. The plane left Kennewick, Washington, on Sunday and was bound for Ontario, said Capt. Craig Ward of the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The plane was reported missing by the pilot’s family on Tuesday. Ward said a medical condition or a weather event may have caused the accident.

Lt. Col. Mark Young of the Civil Air Patrol’s National Radar Analysis Team said a radar track of the plane shows it went down about 10 a.m. on Sunday. Radar records indicate the plane fell 6,600 feet from the sky.

The Civil Air Patrol will be assisting Union County Search and Rescue with its search, Ward said. No other information was available at press time.

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