Search Suspended For Missing Pilots
The search for two mature pilots from Pueblo, Colo., who set off on a pleasure trip in a red and tan 1954 Piper Tri-Pacer on April 7, has been suspended. Claiborne Courtright, 81, and William Duffy, 77, were last seen when they bought fuel at Kremmling, about 80 miles northwest of Denver. In 150 search flights, no sign of the airplane was found. "We just flat ran out of leads," Civil Air Patrol spokesman Stephen Blucher told The Associated Press. "We had checked everything we could possibly check." Both men were experienced pilots who enjoyed taking leisurely flights with no particular destination. The search will resume if more leads come in or if mountain snows melt, which could reveal the missing plane.