Research Pilot Missing|
Michigan officials are asking for help in the search for a
The pilot, contracted through Michigan Technical University to
help with DNR survey of radio-collared wolves, was last seen June 17 at
3:40 pm EST, leaving the Ironwood / Gogebic County airport. He was
heading east toward Lake Gogebic.
Civil air patrol from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota are searching
the area with 10 aircraft. Their efforts are supported by volunteer
pilots from Iron Mountain. Michigan State Police, DNR Conservation
Officers, the US Forest Service and local authorities have joined the
search as well, concentrating their efforts east and northeast of the
The pilot was flying a single-engine, highwing Cessna airplane.
He is an experienced aviator who has done contract work for the DNR for
more than 20 years, and has worked with the wolf program since 1994.
Officials are asking anyone with information on the missing
pilot or plane to please contact the State Police Wakefield Post at