JULIAN–A small private plane en route from Palm Springs to San Diego lost contact over the Julian area Wednesday evening.
Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team described the plane as a single-engine Pier Mooney.
Deputies and Civil Air Patrol launched a search in the Julian area and Volcan Mountain after the aircraft lost contact at 6:15 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, Sheriff’s ASTREA had to turn back from their attempted search efforts. As soon as the weather permits, ASTREA will return to aid in the search efforts.
A command post has been setup at the Julian Sheriff’s Substation.