Yosemite officials to resume search for plane that went missing 5 months ago

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park officials say the search for a plane that went missing nearly five months ago is expected to be resumed in June, at the earliest.

The single-engine plane was last detected via radar on Dec. 17, over the park's North Dome area. A search began the next day around Tioga Pass, but it was called off when several feet of snow and strong winds created extremely hazardous conditions.

The Santa Maria Times reports pilot Nicol Wilson was the only occupant of the single-engine 1966 Mooney M20F. The four-seat aircraft was on its way from Santa Ynez to Mammoth Lakes.

Wilson, of Solvang, was reported missing by his family when he didn't arrive.