Kim Tere reports on the latest efforts to find a San Jose family apparently lost while flying in Idaho.
More search and rescue crews joined a team scouring the central Idaho mountains for a San Jose pilot and four relatives aboard a plane that disappeared Sunday afternoon after a Thanksgiving trip in Oregon.
Rob Feeley of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security said Wednesday the search has resumed with seven aircraft and at least 18 new members of a ground party looking for the Beech Bonanza piloted by Dale Smith, a 51-year-old software executive from San Jose. Smith left Sunday from eastern Oregon with his his daughter, her fiance, his son and wife, bound for Butte, Mont. But Smith, founder of SerialTek, reported engine trouble and sought coordinates for a landing strip near the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness 150 miles northeast of Boise.
Smith's business partner Rand Kriech at Serial Tek said Smith was traveling with his daughter,
Amber Smith, who graduated from Santa Teresa High in San Jose; her fiancee,
Jonathan Norton of Salt Lake City; Smith's son, Daniel Smith; and Smith's daughter-in-law Sheree Smith.
Amber Smith and Norton are supposed to be married on Jan. 4, and a friend of Norton's sent NBC Bay Area their engagement photos that he took in October in a wheat field and on the sand dunes.
Family had held out hope that a faint emergency beacon that was detected might mean the five are alive. But officials told the Associated Press that pinpointing it has been difficult because it may be bouncing off the steep, densely-forested mountains.