Crash, Tillamook State Forest, Transportation

Search for possible missing aircraft suspended

Update: At 2:30 p.m., the Banks Fire District announced that the Washington County Sheriff's Office had officially suspended the search for a possible missing aircraft somewhere in the Tillamook Forest.

"Ultimately there have been no reports of missing planes/pilots and no beacons or other signs of downed aircraft," Banks Fire said.

Pending any further information, "Search crews are satisfied that all available leads (and there have been many) have been exhausted and every available resource was utilized to its fullest potential," the district said.

Original story below

The possibility of a downed aircraft from Sunday evening has emergency crews back in the areas west of Gales Creek and Banks, searching near the summit of the coast range Monday . . .

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