UPDATE: Search for Arkansas forestry pilot to resume
MENA, Ark. (AP) - The search resumes Friday for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who disappeared with his aircraft a week ago.
Aggressive search efforts in the air and on land Thursday produced no leads in the search for missing AFC pilot Jake Harrell. Harrell disappeared on Jan. 31 as he flew from Oden to Wickes searching for wildfires.
Five helicopters flew over mountains Thursday along Jake's flight route. Helicopters are checking and re-checking areas from different directions to ensure that all slopes and angles are covered.
Ground crews also traveled to locations connected to tips provided by local residents of possible plane sightings or aircraft sounds from a week earlier.
Feb. 4 KATV: Icy Weather Slows Search For Missing Pilot
Friday's weather includes a chance for precipitation or snow. More aircraft are scheduled to participate in the search, as are ground crews.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.