UPDATE: Plane Carrying Four Southern Alberta Men Reported Missing in United States

The Piper Lance aircraft. Photo credit to Kaupp Family Farms Facebook

A Piper Lance aircraft carrying four men from the Warner and New Dayton area has gone missing between Colorado and New Mexico.

Update: there are reports a signal from an emergency beacon has been detected near Grand Junction, Colorado where the terrain is described as mountainous and high desert.


The United States Air Force is searching for a missing plane, carrying four local men from southern Alberta.  The Piper Lance aircraft originally took off from Cut Bank, Montana on Wednesday and stopped Thursday (Feb. 22) at Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado because of bad weather. The plane's final destination was Albuquerque, New Mexico. The aircraft though left Colorado at 10:00 am local time Thursday and has now been reported overdue. The plane was carrying four people from Warner and New Dayton areas. Bill Kaupp (64) and Klint Kaupp (28) as well as Tim Mueller (28) and Ron McKenzie (66). Our newsroom being told by Kaupp Family Farms the plane had landed in Colorado because of bad weather. - Pat Siedlecki

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