Family Missing Near Yellow Pine.
Rescuers are searching the Idaho wilderness near Yellow Pine for a small aircraft with five family members on board that’s been reported missing flying out of Baker Oregon. Officials say the pilot of the single-engine Beech Bonanza reported an engine failure near the Johnson Creek Airstrip 50 miles northeast of Cascade around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Track vehicles, ATVs and snowmobiles are being mobilized for a ground search. The Valley County Sheriff’s Department is coordinating the search effort which includes deputies, EMS, firefighters, search and rescue crews. A helicopter with the Army Air National Guard left Gowen Field in Boise around 10:30 a.m. Monday but was forced to turn back because of poor weather conditions. Blackhawk helicopters in McCall will fly to Johnson Creek when weather permits.