Plane Missing in Idaho Carrying Calif. CEO Found, No Survivors

By Vince Cestone
|  Saturday, Jan 11, 2014  |  Updated 11:54 AM PDT
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NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama speaks to the wife of San Jose Software CEO Dale Smith after she received the news the plane he was piloting was found wrecked. Authorities said there were no survivors.

NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama speaks to the wife of San Jose Software CEO Dale Smith after she received the news the plane he was piloting was found wrecked. Authorities said there were no survivors.

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A plane piloted by San Jose software executive Dale Smith, that went missing on Dec. 1 in Idaho, has been found in the Central Idaho mountains, according to the Valley County Sheriff's Office.

Police said there appears to be no survivors in the crash, and because of severe weather conditions, recovery efforts may be delayed.

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Five people were on board the plane. They included Smith's son and his wife, along with Smith's daughter and her fiance.

The Idaho Statesman says Dale Smith's wife Janis thanked searchers via a Facebook page and wrote that the plane was found ``less than two hours before they needed to wrap up the search for the foreseeable future.''

The plane was flying from eastern Oregon to Montana on Dec. 1 when it disappeared in mountains 150 miles northeast of Boise.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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