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 - S Press Hunt for Missing Airplanes SALT LAKE...
S Press Hunt for Missing Airplanes SALT LAKE CITY W - The search for two airplanes which vanished with 10 persons aboard was in its third day today, with attention centered on a ground [party struggling up the side of 11,750-foot Mt.Timpanogos. The party of experienced mountaineers made its way to the 10,000-foot level yesterday before turning back to spend the night at a forest guard station. It ic trying to reach a spot estimated at about 11,000 feet on the northeast face of the massive mountain where an" Air Force pilot said he saw wreckage. Air Force and civilian fliers and ground searchers meanwhile continued to expand their search from Rock Springs, Wyo., through thie Salt Lake Valley and south toward Delta in central Utah. The planes missing are a B25 from Great Falls, Mont., and a two-engine Beechcraft owned and piloted by Robert J. WiUis, 38, Chicago businessman who was headed for Areata, Calif. Both vanished late Wednesday during a snowstorm. The Beech- craft was last heard from after it took off from Rock Springs, Wyo., for Salt Lake City. The B25 left Hill Air Force Base for Southern California, checked in over Salt Lake City, and vanished. The flier who spotted the wreckage on Mt.Timpanogos was unable to determine which of the missing craft it was. Clouds and darkness prevented a second look after ha saw it late Thursday, and the area .was hidden by clouds all day Friday.

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 12 Mar 1955, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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