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Missing Plane Sought In Oak Glen District mark Low clouds and threat of rain grounded the air search for a missing plane with four passengers, but the ground searching party continued in the mountains and is to be joined over the weekend by members of the Los Angeles Sierra club who are friends of the missing pilot. The four Air Force men and two brothers of the pilot remained in the mountains over night at the Robert Bise ranch east of Oak Glen so they could get an early start with the search this morning. They were joined by Deputy Sheriff Willard Farquhar, who has had charge of the search. The plane has been missing since Saturday, March 2. Lt. Henry Richardson was preparing to guide the Los Angeles group to the Bise ranch when they arrive in Redlands. He said if it rained however the search would be halted until the weather improved. Ssarch centered around the ranch when Bise informed Farquhar that he heard a plane flying overhead between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday "but could not see it due to the low clouds. Search Difficult The area was described as being covered with heavy brush making the search difficult. The rugged mountain area is about 10 miles north of Banning and some six miles east of Oak Glen near Mt. San Gorgonio. The sheriff's office in San Bernardino reported that planes from the Civil Air Patrol were grounded today due to the weather. Yesterday 12 planes search ed mountain areas on both the Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto pass, according to. Major Lloyd Peterson, CAP. The plane, piloted by Mrs. Mar- jorie King, 35, left Los Angeles International airport at approximately 11:15 last Saturday head ed for the Imperial county air port. According to his information, no flight plan was filed and she could have altered her course. Under normal conditions, her Cessna 170 would have taken approximately an hour and a half for the trip, Maj. Peterson said. Waatrwr Varitd Weather conditions at the time (March 2) varied along the route but in general, he said, there was about l^-mile visibility, low clouds and wind, creating some what hazardous flying conditions. Some planes that day were using instruments .and others were still on dead reckoning, he said. Those on board the missing craft we're, in addition to the pilot, Mrs. Marjorie Kumler and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wierdsma from London, England. 56 Motorists In Court On Violations Redlands police and California Highway Patrol officers issued 56 citations to local and out-of-town | drivers during the past week, with 25 of these going to Red lands area drivers. Redlands Traffic Accident* This This Week Year Property Damage Accidents 7 118 Injury Accidents 1 25 Injuries 1 32 was the physical their the

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  1. Redlands Daily Facts,
  2. 09 Mar 1957, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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