SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities in northwestern Utah say they’ve found an object in the Great Salt Lake that could be a small plane that’s been missing since late last month.

A Cessna with two people aboard didn’t return to the Ogden airport after a short sightseeing trip on Dec. 29.

Salt Lake City TV station KUTV reports that Box Elder County Sheriff’s officials spotted an object Saturday that could possibly be an aircraft.

A sheriff’s scuba team and Weber County Sheriff’s personnel planned to take a closer look at the object Sunday, depending on weather conditions.

Authorities say 71-year-old pilot Denny Mansell and 74-year-old passenger Peter Ellis intended to fly to the Promontory Point area.

The Cessna 172 may have flown over a steam locomotive festival in northern Utah before it went missing.


Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/