Search Suspended For Palmer Pilot

The search for a Palmer pilot missing since Oct. 13 has been suspended.

The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center says the search for 27-year-old Brendan Mattingly was called off Tuesday. Mattingly was last seen at the Soldotna Airport as he was leaving for Palmer in his PA-18 Super Cub.

The search for him has been extensive and involved the Alaska Air National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and the Alaska State Troopers. In all, officials say the search and rescue efforts have totaled 221 hours of flight time during 66 missions.

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