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New search turns up no sign of missing pilot, plane

Civil Air Patrol crews conducting a training exercise on eight planes in the Northland over the weekend saw no evidence of a plane and pilot that went missing June 8 on the way from South St. Paul to Duluth, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
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Civil Air Patrol crews conducting a training exercise on eight planes in the Northland over the weekend did not turn up any signs of a plane and pilot that went missing June 8 on a flight from South St. Paul to Duluth, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The Air Force and Civil Air Patrol called off a search after two weeks last summer, KSTP reported.

Pilot Mike Bratlie of Lakeville left a South St. Paul airport in his Piper PA-31 Navajo and made his last radar contact in the Silver Bay area.

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