Lyon County Sheriff's Office looking for overdue plane

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Updated: 4/22/2013 3:28 pm
UPDATE - 12:35PM - Undersheriff Albert Torres says the plane is still at large. They were alerted that the plane had not landed at its final destination at 7 p.m. last night, at that time, the search was initiated.

The search resumed at 7am this morning.

Torres says they believe they have located a transponder that is beeping, however, due to the rugged terrain, it’s difficult to locate.

They are searching primarily in southern Lyon county northern Mono County.

LYON COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & -- The Lyon County Sheriff's Office and Rescue Division are looking for an overdue plane.

On Apr. 15, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Division were notified of the plane being overdue.

Search and Rescue teams were deployed in an attempt to locate the aircraft in Southern Lyon County, as they believe that is where the plane is.

The aircraft left Las Vegas on Apr. 14 with a destination of the Minden Airport.

Several search and rescue teams are assisting Lyon County including Douglas County, Washoe County, Mineral County, Mono County, Nevada Air Guard, Nevada Department of Emergency Management and Civil Air Patrol.

More information will be provided as information is received. You may contact Under Sheriff Albert Torres if you have any questions at (775) 463-6600.

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