Officials have been searching near Astoria, Ore., after receiving reports that a small airplane may have crashed there.
Officials have been searching the Columbia River near Astoria, Ore., after receiving reports that a small airplane may have crashed there Wednesday afternoon, according to the Coast Guard.
The crash was reported at about 3:50 p.m. in the middle of the river about 2 miles northeast of Astoria, according to the Coast Guard.
Crews on a Coast Guard helicopter searched the area and saw a small sheen on the water and some bubbling but were unable to confirm a crash.
Bad weather caused the helicopter to return to base, and a dive team from Clatsop County was unable to search due to water conditions.
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Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross said the search was scheduled to resume Thursday.