Coast Guard suspends search for plane near Brookings

3 people believed on board the 1964 Cessna 172F

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Station North Bend, Jan. 20, 2106. (Lou Sennick/The World via AP)
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Station North Bend, Jan. 20, 2016. (Lou Sennick/The World via AP)

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.

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