Crews still searching for missing plane in central Utah

Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 28, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY - The Civil Air Patrol is looking for a missing plane believed to be in central Utah.

Authorities say the plane left Bakersfield, Calif., on Sunday and stopped in Fillmore, Utah, before taking off again for Gillette, Wyo.

They say there are three people on the plane; 37-year-old Matthew Ahrens, the pilot, 34-year-old Trista Meyer and her 9-year-old daughter Shyann Lenz, all from Gillette.

Trista's sister Merideth says the community is rallying around their family in Wyoming.

"Trying to stay positive. The more time that passes, the more difficult it gets. But with each new light of the morning we have renewed hope and we're just holding out for a miracle," Merideth said.

For now, the family is watching and waiting in Gillette as the search continues in central Utah.