FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Village

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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby admin on Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:49 pm

MuttsMom wrote:Have they found anything or what is the latest report from the news or the airport? I know a pilot got a signal saying he was in trouble but didn't see anything flying over the area nor saw any signs of the emergency beacon.


Nancy, we do not have any news to report......the search has been very difficult due to weather and high winds from what I have been told. Please do continue to keep positive thoughts for Joe.

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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby MuttsMom on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:44 pm

He is in my thoughts and prayers all throughout the day and will continue to! I can't imagine what his family is going through.
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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby Liza007 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:45 pm

Press Release (today) 3/21

Today's NPS press release
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Search Continues For Missing Aircraft And Pilot

The park is continuing to search approximately 600 square miles of rugged backcountry for a possible downed plane. The red, RV-6 homebuilt experimental aircraft and its pilot – 47-year-old Joseph Radford of Glendale, Arizona – were last seen on Friday, March 11th, and an ELT signal was detected two days later approximately 30 miles northwest of Grand Canyon Village in the vicinity of Fossil Corridor. A search has been underway since then. The NPS has used both a fixed-wing airplane and helicopter in search efforts over the last several days, but no signs of either Radford or the plane have been found. The National Park Service is leading joint search operations, which are being conducted with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. Both agencies are grateful to the Civil Air Patrol for its invaluable assistance with investigations, including radar and ELT analyses.
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Name: Maureen Oltrogge and Shannan Marcak, Public Affairs Officers
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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby Cindy Smith on Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:07 am

The family of pilot Joe has asked that if anyone has any pictures of Joe to please email to me at csmithloan@aol.com. I will see to it that they receive them.

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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby bizjetpilot on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:06 am

Hoping for a speedy rescue.
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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby MuttsMom on Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:08 pm

He's been missing over 2 weeks now :(
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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby MuttsMom on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:54 pm

This is from the 23rd, and doesn't tell us anything.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/03/ ... lane-pilot
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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby Liza007 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:01 pm

Unfortunately, they are reprinting an article from the AP that was dated 3/17 :(

The not knowing is the worst part
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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby deeogee1 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:14 am

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Re: FYI March11 MISSING PILOT Joe Radford - Grand Canyon Vil

Postby Steve Foley on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:32 am

This one is more recent, but still no news

http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/ar ... ssing.html
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