No sign of reported plane crash above Palo Alto

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department calls off search -- no FAA report of missing plane

Authorities have called off the search for wreckage from a possible plane crash that was reported Saturday in the hills near Palo Alto after a second day of looking turned up no sign of a crash, Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Rick Sung announced Sunday night.

At about 12:15 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff's department received a call from the California Highway Patrol about a possible plane crash near Stanford University, Sgt. Sung said.

The sheriff's department deployed a search and rescue team and a helicopter scanned the area Saturday, but no evidence of a crash was found, Sung said.

The search continued Sunday, with the assistance of the Civil Air Patrol, but "we didn't find any indication that there was an airplane crash," Sung said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has still not received any report of a missing airplane, he said.

Authorities will not continue searching for a plane Monday unless anyone comes forward with new information about the incident, Sung said.

"We've exhausted all resources and manpower at this point," he said.


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