The search for a missing plane in the park and adjacent areas (originally reported in the December 21st edition) has been suspended. The single-engine plane was last detected via radar on the afternoon on Monday, December 17th, over the North Dome area of the park. Search efforts throughout the week have failed to yield clues or evidence regarding the plane's location. Over five feet of new snow have accumulated at the higher elevations of the park, including the search area. Strong winds have also created extremely hazardous conditions. Approximately 60 people assisted in the air search, including search and rescue teams from the park, California Highway Patrol, and Civil Air Patrol. Search teams flew approximately 8,000 linear miles over the search area. The plane was being flown by pilot Nicol Wilson, who is from the Santa Barbara area. There were no passengers onboard. He was reported missing by his family on the evening of December 17th after failing to arrive in Mammoth Lakes as planned. The park will resume search efforts in the spring, when weather and snow conditions permit.