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Pilot, small plane missing in Sierra Nevada southwest of Lake Tahoe

Staff and wire reports

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Emergency crews are hoping to resume the search for a small-engine plane believed to have gone missing over the weekend in the rugged Sierra Nevada southwest of Lake Tahoe.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's office says they'll look for the Cessna plane by land and air on Monday if the weather is favorable.

The search for the pilot and aircraft was called off Sunday because of stormy weather, according to the Associated Press.

EDCSO Sgt. Tasha Thompson said the plane, which was returning to the Sacramento area from Idaho, was reported missing Saturday evening. Its last known position was in a rugged area of the mountain range, southwest of Lake Tahoe.

The Sierra and much of Northern California has been hit with heavy rain, upper-elevation snow and gusty winds the last few days since a storm system rolled in Thursday.

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