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Authorities searching for missing pilot, plane

Authorities searching for missing pilot, plane
Posted Wednesday, April 9th 2014 @ 7pm

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in central Florida are searching for a 74-year-old pilot who took off in a small plane from the Marion County Airport in Dunnellon but did not arrive at his destination.

Officials say Theodore “Teddy” Weiss of Zephyrhills was flying a fixed-wing, single-engine Sonex two-seater with white and green stripes.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the plane departed from the Dunnellon Airport on Saturday afternoon and was bound for Zephyrhills.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office and other agencies combed the woods of the Withlacoochee State Forest on Wednesday. Officials say Weiss' last known coordinates were over the dense forest.

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