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 - in Glen dale, Arizona, when Laun radioed the...
in Glen dale, Arizona, when Laun radioed the tower at Palmdale that ice was building on the plane's windshield and wings as they flew through a storm near Sugarloof Mountain. Air controllers gave him permission to return to Palm Springs, where the plane had stopped earlier, but the plane disappeared and was presumed crashed. Jagerson l^atsd the probable area of the crash by homing in on the plane's Emergency Locating Transmitter signal Saturday, narrowing the possible crash area frtwv 20 square miles to a few hundred yards, he said. He was also assisted by an Air Force C-130 equipped with directional finding equipment and members of the Civil Air Patrol with hand-held directional finding equipw-ep.?, which helped triangulate the signal, according to the* sheriff's office. Bad weather and poor visibility prevented Jagerson from reaching the plane Saturday and ground crews abandoned their search about 11:30 p.m. after trudging through falling snow that drifted as high as five feet and reduced visibility to less than 50 feet in sub-freezing temperatures. Another 70 rescuers from the Big Bear, Crestline, San Bernardino, Rim of the World and West End search and rescue teams joined San Gorgonio and Valley of tbs Falls team members about 6 a.m. Sunday, bit continued to be hampered by blizzard-like conditions, with temperatures dropping to a frigid 10 degrees that left ice on the faces of many ground searchers. Searchers began pushing into the area identified earlier by Jagerson, traveling along 3% miles of a narrow firs road that was cleared during the night by county snowplow crews. Air controllers at Norton AFB, Ontario International Airport, the FM's Los Angeles control center iW Palmdale md a Western Airlines pilot began monitoring Mayday signals in addition to the ELT signal about 9 a.m. Snowy, Jagarsoa said. A lour-wheetfrlwa sbeitiff's vehicle w&s dispatched up the ' fire road, soundiag its sires for

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  1. Redlands Daily Facts,
  2. 09 Feb 1976, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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