Remains of Three Flyers, Wrecked Plane, Reported Missing 13 Days Ago, Found

The remains of three flyers and the wreckage of their plane reported missing 13 days ago was found in a deep gorge at the foot of Mt. Pekiin in Central Galilee today. The wreckage was sighted by two hunters from Beth Jan who alerted police. Police detachments and an Israel Air Force helicopter reached the scene but efforts to extricate the bodies will not be made until tomorrow. The plane, a light Cesna used for crop spraying and other agricultural purposes, disappeared over northern Israel on Nov. 5, while seeding clouds with chemicals in an effort to stimulate rainfall. Extensive searches by land, sea and air yielded no trace of the aircraft. The site of the crash was a considerable distance away from where the plane was expected to be found. The victims were two pilots and an agricultural expert. Their names were not given.

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