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Search continues in Ark., for missing plane, pilot

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An Arkansas Forestry Commission official says the search for a missing pilot and a commission airplane continues in western Arkansas.

Commission spokeswoman Adriane Barnes said searchers would continue looking until near midnight Monday for 34-year-old pilot Jake Harrell and the Cessna 210 single-engine plane he was flying when he disappeared Friday.

Barnes said a small search party was searching for Harrell and the aircraft.

The search began after Harrell failed to communicate as scheduled Friday afternoon with the commission while surveying the area for possible wildfires. The search is just north of Harrell's suspected flight path, based on information from his cellphone provider on what is believed to be his last transmission.

Barnes said the search will resume Tuesday if Harrell and the aircraft are not found Monday night.

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