Authorities in south central Colorado were searching Friday for a lost aircraft from North Carolina that disappeared from radar.
Lt. Col Mike McDonald of the Colorado Civil Air Patrol said he did not know where in North Carolina the plane was from.
It landed in Pueblo, Colo., on Thursday, then took off on a southern, then westerly track, he said. A distress beacon was later picked up by satellite. Authorities examined the radar track and CAP crews went airborne to try to find the aircraft.
“It went into the mountains and did not come out,” said McDonald.
Based on information from the CAP, a search team from the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office was sent into the rugged region of the Rockies, where peaks are as high as 14,000 feet.