ST. THOMAS, PA.
Spring gobbler season begins this morning in Pennsylvania and turkey hunters are being advised to keep their eyes open for evidence of a missing plane as well as the Civil Air Patrol volunteers who have been combing Franklin County since it disappeared Tuesday.
About a dozen airplanes and eight ground search crews were out Friday as the fourth day of the search for a Cessna 172 piloted by David Weiss was wrapping up, said Maj. Wes LaPre of the Civil Air Patrol. The effort was bolstered by two more crews from the Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol that canceled a training exercise to join the search, he said.
Virginia Wing members will join the search today, LaPre said. The effort has already drawn volunteers from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia looking for the 72-year-old Bethesda, Md., man.