Gary Petigler 06-20-09
Search continues for missing airplane
The Associated Press, Published: June 23rd, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Searchers in Alaska and Canada have found no signs of a small
airplane that disappeared Saturday.
A California couple, 68-year-old pilot Gary Petigler and his wife, 66-year-old Ingrid
Petigler, left the Wolf Lake Airport near Palmer at 4 p.m. Saturday in a single-engine
Their flight plan called for them to reach Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, by 8:30
p.m. but they did not arrive.
An Alaska National Guard HC-130 airplane and a helicopter searched Monday. Crews
are optimistic that the couple will be found alive.
No emergency signal from the plane has been detected.