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Old 18th Oct 2008, 04:45
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DH 200'
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 30
Posts: 79
Looks like they've suspended the search.
Search suspended for missing pilot

The search for a 23-year-old pilot missing off the northern Australian coast since Thursday has been suspended.

Search coordinator Australian Maritime and Safety Authority has handed the case over to the Northern Territory police.

Search and rescue spokesman Mick Spinks told AAP that wreckage from the GA8 Airvan freight plane - a wheel, a seat cushion and jerry cans - were found in Buckingham Bay on the Arnhem Land coast on Friday.

The debris was found about 20km southeast of Elcho island, 540km east of Darwin.
"We searched the area again today but nothing further was found so we've suspended the search and handed over to the Northern Territory police," Mr Spinks said.
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