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Search for missing plane in Idaho winding down

Published On: Dec 11 2013 04:54:45 PM MST
airplane search continues
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -

Family members say search efforts have mostly ended for a small private airplane that went missing over the mountains in central Idaho with five people aboard.
    
Alan Dayton of Salt Lake City is the uncle of Jonathon Norton, one of the passengers. Dayton told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1bF3zSE) that family members feel they've done everything they can.
    
Nadine Bird of San Jose, Calif. is a friend of the pilot's family and says a few family members were still searching on Tuesday afternoon.
    
A search by law enforcement ended Friday.
    
Fifty-one-year-old Dale Smith, a software executive from San Jose, Calif., was flying the plane from eastern Oregon to Butte, Mont., when he reported engine trouble.
    
Smith's son and his wife, along with Smith's daughter and her fiance, Norton, were on board.