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Search For Missing Plane Near Oakdale

Searchers looking overnight for a small airplane carrying a pilot and a passenger who were supposed to return to the Oakdale Airport at 2 o´clock Tuesday afternoon following a sight-seeing flight.

Stanislaus County sheriff´s spokesman Kelly Huston says the plane was last seen on radar at 2:13 p.m. yesterday headed northeast.

The search continued last night. Huston says a Sheriff´s Department plane equipped with an infrared night-vision camera was searching a 25-mile radius from the Oakdale Airport.

The local Civil Air Patrol also had an airplane aloft.