Update October 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM
The search for the missing aircraft has resumed. However, due to the weather, aircrafts are unable to get a low level visual search of the area. Civil Air Patrol is flying above and unable to get visual on the ground at this time. CHP aircraft attempted to get a visual of the search area but the weather hampered their efforts. We do have search and rescue ground crews actively searching at this time.
Snow has fallen in the search area, but forecasts predict improved weather conditions later today. Updates will be posted when available.
October 16, 2016 – A Cessna aircraft returning to the Sacramento area from Idaho, with a single pilot on-board has been reported overdue.
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The last known position of the aircraft is in a rugged area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains southwest of Lake Tahoe.
Due to inclement weather ground and aircraft searches were called off. Search efforts will resume in the morning weather permitting.