Douglas Deputies Search for Overdue Plane From Minden
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident of an overdue plane from the Minden Airport.
A Cessna model 172, red & white in color, bearing tail number N328SP, left the Minden Airport last night, 02/06/13, at approximately 5:00 pm. The plane was piloted by 46 year-old Keith Jorgenson of Gardnerville. Jorgensen was the sole occupant of the plane.
It is reported that Jorgenson had planned to return to the airport by dark, however he never returned. A check of surrounding airports in Carson City and Mono County revealed that Jorgenson did not land there either. Lyon County is currently checking.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team has been deployed to assist in the search. They will be utilizing an ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) device to search for any signals from a distress radio beacon.