Small aircraft goes missing in VenezuelaFebruary 18th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 18 (IANS) Venezuelan rescue workers have begun searching for a small aircraft that disappeared near the Brazilian border with seven people onboard, EFE reported.
Emergency personnel are looking for a Cessna C182 Skylane aircraft that disappeared Tuesday while covering the route between the town of Santa Elena de Uairen and the indigenous settlement of Bethel in the state of Bolivar.
The aircraft was piloted by Capt. Robert Norton, who was flying his wife and five other people, including a newborn baby.
An official told reporters that shortly before the aircraft disappeared, the pilot contacted a radio operator at the Bethel Adventist Church who could not understand his message and notified civil aviation authorities.
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