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Coast Guard calls off search for missing pilot

Dr. Bill Kinsinger. (Courtesy Pilots N Paws)

The search for a missing Oklahoma City pilot has been suspended after 79 hours of searching.

55-year-old, Bill Kinsinger, is still missing after his flight never made it to Georgetown last Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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The Coast Guard searched 17,458 nautical miles for over three days trying to find Kinsinger and his plane.

“Ending a search is a difficult decision that we put the upmost thought and consideration into,” said Capt. David Cooper, chief of incident management, Eighth Coast Guard District. “Dr. Kinsinger was a well loved man and our hearts go out to everyone impacted during this tragic time.”

Four Coast Guard aircrews helped in the search for Kinsinger.

-Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas

-Air Station Clearwater, Florida

-Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina

-Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama

The motor vessel Gas Wisdom responded to a Coast Guard request for vessels in the area to assist and searched Wednesday evening. The Mexican Naval Secretariat had two ships, the ARM Demacrato and the ARM Guanajuato, involved in the search.


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