Missing Lakeview Plane Found

An airplane, missing for 6 days in eastern Oregon, has been located.

Just before 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol located the crash site and reported it to Lake County Incident Command.

An Oregon National Guard helicopter was dispatched to the scene and confirmed the tail number of the airplane was that of Tony Nicholls’.

The occupant was deceased, but his identity at this point has not been confirmed. The aircraft wreckage was at 6,500 feet in elevation on the west face of Hart Mountain, approximately 13 miles north east of Plush, Oregon.