Efforts to find a missing airplane in Idaho’s central mountains have been suspended. The Idaho Division of Aeronautics, which is in charge of the search, made the decision Thursday.
On Dec. 1, five people on board a Beech Bonanza left the Baker City, Ore., airport headed for Butte, Mont. Shortly before noon on Dec. 1, the plane vanished from radar near the Johnson Creek Airstrip, 50 miles northeast of Cascade. Search efforts started the same day, but poor visibility, snow and freezing temperatures have made the search challenging.