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Search for Missing American Pilot Called Off

The organized search for the American pilot whose Cherokee Piper airplane disappeared from radars on Thursday was called off on Saturday. The pilot was forced to land in the ocean 130 nautical miles off Höfn, southeast Iceland, because of icing.

Since the airplane disappeared, emergency services have searched for the pilot’s lifeboat in the entire area where it could have drifted considering the weather conditions and ocean currents. A special program was used to calculate in which area the lifeboat could be located, Morgunbladid reports.

Search conditions were difficult.

According to Fréttabladid, ships that pass through the search area have been asked to be on the lookout for drifting objects that could indicate what happened to the pilot and his airplane.

Only two weeks ago another pilot went missing in Icelandic waters. Neither his airplane nor his lifeboat has been found.

Click here to read more about the missing pilots.

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