BROOKINGS, Ore. (KOIN) — The Coast Guard suspended its search for 3 people who were in a Cessna aircraft Tuesday when it went down in Southern Oregon.
Reports of the crash came in Tuesday morning. A backpack believed to belong to someone on the plane was found washed ashore just north of Brookings airport.
The pilot, John Belnap, his 17-year-old son Max and his friend, 17-year-old Ryan Merker, were on the 1964 Cessna 172F that was flying from Brookings to Grants Pass.
An initial search by a helicopter crew failed to find any signs of the missing plane.
KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.