Plane with 4 aboard missing in Georgia

May 31, 2011 12:40:10 PM PDT
Authorities say they are looking for a plane with four people aboard for a sightseeing trip that has been missing for a day. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Beechcraft Bonanza was reported missing late Monday.

Gilmer County Fire Chief Tony Pritchett told WSB-TV that three of those aboard are from that county and the pilot is from Ohio.

Maj. Paige Joyner of the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol said Tuesday that a search from the air and on the ground was under way.

She says the plane departed the Ellijay airport for a trip within a 50-mile radius of the airport.

Bergen says the flight had no contact with air traffic controllers.