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Searchers find wreckage of a missing plane in Valley County. Pilot was a Boise man.

The wreckage of a Boise man's Cessna 182 was found in the Boise National Forest in Valley County on Monday, May 14.
The wreckage of a Boise man's Cessna 182 was found in the Boise National Forest in Valley County on Monday, May 14.

Valley County Search recovered the body of 34-year-old Nolan W. Smith of Boise on Monday, May 14, after his small airplane went missing Sunday, reported the Valley County Sheriff in a news release.

Smith's Cessna 182 was found in the Boise National Forest southeast of Cascade, east of milepost 93 on Idaho 55.

Smith took off from the Boise Airport on Sunday, May 13, according to an Idaho Transportation Department press release, and never arrived at his destination at the McCall Municipal Airport. The report came in about noon Sunday.

Smith did not file a flight plan, which complicated search efforts, said Idaho Transportation Department spokesman Reed Hollinshead.

Initially, cellphone data pointed to Boise County, but further information from the emergency locator transmitter in Smith's plane led searchers to Valley County. Searchers on the ground located the plane with support from Civil Air Patrol.



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