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Missing pilot presumed dead, plane found crashed on Mount Hood, officials say

George Regis, 63, of Battle Ground, took off out of Grove Field Airport on Jan. 25 in a four-person, single engine plane.

CAMAS, Wash. — A pilot who has been missing since last week when he flew a plane from a Clark County airport is believed dead after his plane was found crashed on Mount Hood, authorities said on Tuesday.

George Regis, 63, of Battle Ground, took off out of Grove Field Airport on Jan. 25 in a four-person, single engine plane. He was the only person in the plane, which the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said was headed for Arizona.

Credit: Clark County Sheriff's Office
George Regis was last seen taking off from Grove Field on Jan. 26.

On Tuesday afternoon, Civil Air Patrol located a signal from a plane’s emergency locator in the area of Eliot Glacier, on the northeast side of Mount Hood.  

The CAP pilot confirmed the tail number of the plane was the same as the plane Regis flew. An Oregon Air National Guard helicopter crew confirmed there was a body as well, believed to be Regis, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office said. 

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