Search For Missing Bay Area Family In Idaho Enters 5th Day

CBS San Francisco

BOISE, Idaho (CBS / AP) — Teams on the ground and in aircraft hunted for a fifth day for a private plane that disappeared Sunday in the mountains of central Idaho, enlisting a radar analysis team to narrow their search as they race against time and frigid temperatures in hopes of finding survivors.

Eight aircraft, and 35 people on foot, snowmobiles and ATVs searched Idaho’s vast backcountry Thursday for the single-engine Beech Bonanza piloted by Dale Smith, a 51-year-old software executive from San Jose.

Smith was traveling with four passengers from eastern Oregon to Butte, Mont., on Sunday when he reported engine trouble. Others on board included Smith’s son, Daniel Smith, and his wife, Sheree, both of Butte, Mont.; and Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith, and her fiance, Jonathon Norton, who are students at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

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Officials said Thursday that ground…

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