From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
Authorities from Etowah County and the Civil Air Patrol are conducting a search for a pilot who went missing on March 28 after taking off from the North Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden, according to Carol Robinson.
The pilot, flying a private airplane, was traveling to New Orleans. Contact was made with air traffic control at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport but was lost shortly after takeoff.
A missing persons report was filed when efforts to contact the pilot failed. The CAP and the sheriff’s office in Etowah have been coordinating search and rescue resources as they continue searching.
The name of the pilot will not be released until their condition and location are known, the report said.
Anyone with information as are asked to call the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office at 256-546-2825 or First Lt. Cindy Collette at the Civil Air Patrol at 205-305-0429.