Barry Chalmers / For The Courier
Search crews for the Smith plane go out with help from a helicopter and snowmobiles at Stibnite Mine near Cascade, Idaho.
Officials have called off the search for the plane that went missing Dec. 1 in Valley County, Idaho, but families of those on board are continuing with the effort despite fears that Sheree Chalmers Smith of Glasgow, her husband Daniel Smith, and three others lost their lives when the plane crashed.
Also on board were Sheree's father-in-law Dale Smith, sister-in-law Amber Smith, and Amber's fiance Jonathan Norton.
The families have received an outpouring of support and concern from across the country, with many stepping in to help in anyway possible.
The family members have created a website for interested parties. You can visit https://sites.google.com/site/searchfordalesplane/ to hear updated information on the crash. This site also has maps of the areas searched and lots of information gathered over the last few weeks.
A weak signal came through on the first day the plane went down, but it was never found after the first few hours. Several aircraft, agencies and people have been involved in the search of the missing plane that left Baker City, Ore., and was on its way to Butte.