Object That Could Be Small Plane Spotted In Great Salt Lake

Jan 8, 2018

Authorities in northwestern Utah say they've found an object in the Great Salt Lake that could be a small plane that's been missing since late last month.

A Cessna with two people aboard didn't return to the Ogden airport after a short sightseeing trip on Dec. 29.

Box Elder County Sheriff's officials spotted an object Saturday that could possibly be an aircraft.

A sheriff's scuba team and Weber County Sheriff's personnel planned to take a closer look at the object Sunday, depending on weather conditions.

Authorities say 71-year-old pilot Denny Mansell and 74-year-old passenger Peter Ellis intended to fly to the Promontory Point area.

The Cessna 172 may have flown over a steam locomotive festival in northern Utah before it went missing.