Pilot Identified as Authorities Search For Missing Plane

Pilot Identified as Authorities Search For Missing Plane –

Elko County rescue crews continue to search for an aircraft that may be downed in or around the Ruby Mountains.

Undersheriff Ron Supp says the pilot of the twin-engine Piper radioed the Elko Airport Thursday to report his plane was icing up. The aircraft was transporting aerial photography equipment from California to Salt Lake City.

Supp says the search has been difficult as the area is vast, the terrain studded with mountains and outstretched valleys.

The pilot is identified as Paul R. Graham of Brandon, Mississippi.