Medford. Ore. — Among those also helping to search for a plane reported missing from Brookings was the Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
At the request of the Air Force Rescue Center, the civilian volunteers spent hours searching for the missing aircraft Tuesday.
The specially equipped planes are designed to find any signs of distress or wreckage that could lead to the downed craft.
Civil Air Patrol Captain Heather Treanor said, “We flew that area between Grants Pass and Brookings looking for any sign of an aircraft or sign of an aircraft in distress.”
The Civil Air Patrol wrapped up its search after debris was found in the ocean, handing the search over to the U.S. Coast Guard.
According to a press release, the Coast Guard suspended their search just before 10:00 Tuesday night.