JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) The Coast Guard resumed its search early Friday for a small plane with five people aboard that disappeared while trying to land in Sitka.
The twin-engine Cessna 421 was traveling from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to Anchorage when it reported problems with the aircraft's doors about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, said Petty Officer Russ Tippets of the U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau.
The pilot decided to make an emergency landing in Sitka, but contact was lost on its final approach.
A Coast Guard helicopter from Sitka failed to find any sign of the plane Thursday night. A ground search also was unsuccessful.
The search in mountainous, heavily wooded terrain northeast of Sitka resumed shortly after 5 a.m. Friday.
''The weather's good in Sitka, but in the mountains where we're searching, it's heavily fogged in,'' Petty Officer Mitchell Fletcher said.
The plane is registered to Bowl Aviation LLC, a business in Colorado Springs, Colo., but details about the people on board were not immediately available.
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