October 4, 2015
ARCATA, Calif. (AP) - The Coast Guard has called off the search
for a single-engine plane that went missing over the ocean just
before it was scheduled to land in Arcata.
The DA40 four-seater was last seen on radar six miles northwest
of Arcata Airport about 100 feet above the ocean Sunday night. The
aircraft departed from Bakersfield and was supposed to arrive at
Coast Guard Lt. Russ Merrick says rescuers searched the water
most of the day Monday and early Tuesday before calling off the
search when there was no sign of the aircraft.
Authorities identified the pilot as Vladislav Milushev and said
there was one passenger, Rick Gustafson.
Merrick says Milushev flew from Orlando, Fla., on Thursday and
made stops in Sedona, Ariz., Palmdale and Bakersfield.
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