Civil Air Patrol continues to look for missing plane

CAP Cadet Kyle Clement uses direction-finding equipment in the search for a missing plane near Aberdeen. Photo courtesy CAP.

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) continued searching for an aircraft that went missing last week, presumably between Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Oakes, North
Dakota. Nearly 90 personnel and four aircraft from units in both states participated in Sunday’s

The missing aircraft is a single-engine Cessna 172, white with light blue markings. It had one
person on board. Authorities believe the missing aircraft has an emergency locator beacon but
no signal has been detected.

Pilots flying in the Aberdeen and Oakes areas should be on the lookout for more aircraft than
usual. CAP aircraft are red, white, and blue in color.

CAP is working closely with officials from Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency
Management. Anybody with information about this incident should contact the Brown County
Dispatch Office at 605-626-7911.

The air and ground search will resume on Monday.

As appropriate, updates will be posted on Facebook (
and Twitter (@SDWingCAP). To learn more about CAP in South Dakota, please visit To learn more about CAP in North Dakota, go to