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Published November 15, 2009, 07:34 PM

Still No Sign Of Missing MN Pilot

A massive search is underway for a pilot who was supposed to have flown to Hallock, Minnesota Friday night but never arrived.

A massive search is underway for a pilot who was supposed to have flown to Hallock, Minnesota Friday night but never arrived.

Authorities say Andrew Lindberg of Farmington took off from an airport in Lakeville, Minnesota enroot to Hallock Friday.

Lindberg just received his pilot license this fall.

The last communication with Lindberg was through a text message he had sent to his family indicating the flight was going well; that was around Staples, Minnesota, still 260 miles from Hallock.

Once the Civil Air Patrol was informed, air and search crews were sent to the area. Authorities say the search will continue on the ground tonight. Flights were suspended at dusk but will continue in the morning.

First Lt. George Supan, with the Civil Air Patrol, says, “If we have something that is a very positive lead, of course the ground teams can operate 24 hours. We have to obviously take safety into consideration and go from there."

Supan says that anyone who saw anything out of the ordinary Friday night or may have any information is urged to call local authorities.

Lindberg is believed to be the only person on that plane. He was on his way to Hallock to go hunting with his father.

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