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Missing pilot search continues in Hernando Saturday

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The search for missing pilot Theodore Weiss, 74, continued Friday. The search for missing pilot Theodore Weiss, 74, continued Friday.
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  • Search continues in Citrus for missing pilot

    Search continues in Citrus for missing pilot

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:33:24 GMT
    Theofore Weiss, 74, and his experimental aircraft.  Hernando Sheriff's Office Facebook photoTheofore Weiss, 74, and his experimental aircraft. Hernando Sheriff's Office Facebook photo
    More than 125 people turned out Wednesday morning to help with the search for a 74-year-old pilot who vanished during a flight from Marion County to Zephyrhills over the weekend.
    More than 125 people turned out Wednesday morning to help with the search for a 74-year-old pilot who vanished during a flight from Marion County to Zephyrhills over the weekend.
CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The search ended Friday with no luck finding missing pilot 74-year-old Theodore Weiss and his plane. The search will pick back up Saturday, when dozens of law enforcement officers and volunteers will begin searching in Hernando County.

Weiss took off in his experimental aircraft last Saturday. He was headed from the Dunellon Airport in Marion County to the Zephyrhills Regional Airport, but never made it. He was reported missing to the Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon.

90 searchers have been combing the woods in Citrus County for Weiss. As they finish searching wooded areas in Citrus County, they'll move south into Hernando County.

The plane is described as a white experimental type, single-engine, two-seat, low wing aircraft with a green stripe and N229P on the tail section.

Searchers included law enforcement officers and civilian volunteers from the following agencies:

  • Hernando County Sheriff's Office
  • Citrus County Sheriff's Office
  • Sumter Sheriff's Office
  • Florida Wildlife Commission
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue
  • Hernando County Fire/Rescue
  • Marion County Fire/Rescue
  • Hernando County CERT Team
  • State of Florida Emergency Management

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