Oct. 11--Virginia State Police and other agencies will continue searching overnight for a plane headed to Chesapeake that was reported missing Thursday afternoon, a state police spokeswoman said.
Virginia State Police, Civil Air Patro, Tidewater Search and Rescue personnel, Chesapeake Fire and Rescue crews and state park rangers are looking for an airplane that in the Great Dismal Swamp and nearby areas, Virginia State Police spokesman Corinne Geller said.
The Cessna was traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and headed to the Hampton Roads Exective Airport, Geller said. The plan was reported missing about 4:15 p.m. when it didn't arrive to the airport.
Anyone with information about the plane or may have seen a plane in the area should contact state police at 1-800-582-8350.
Officials stopped an aerial search for the plan because of the weather but are searching for the plane on ground and by boat, with crews and dogs searching the area.
Officials have not found an aircraft and have not received reports of a plane crash, Geller said.
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