WENATCHEE – A search is under way for a former city councilman’s home-made plane that was reported missing after he didn't arrive at his designated stop.
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Emergency Services, they were notified after the pilot, Edward Jeffko, who was headed to Sequim, failed to arrive on schedule on Monday, July 23.
Jeffko left for Sequim from Tonasket.
The former councilman and his wife, Claire, are owners of the Riverview Mobile Home and RV Park. He was a member of the Civil Service Commission.
Crews were taking a closer look at an area in the Cascade Mountains.
Civil Air Patrol and Washington Air Search and Rescue set up a search base at the Wenatchee Airport.
Four search planes flew routes for six hours Monday night, starting at Sequim and heading to the Tonasket area. They continued the search Tuesday, July 24.
Officials have not located a flight plan or the plane's emergency beacon.
Anyone who thinks they may have seen the aircraft or Jeffko is asked to contact the search base at Missingaircraft@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-410-7757.