Family Vanishes When Plane Disappears in Idaho

Authorities searching for 51 year old pilot Dale Smith and his family.
3:00 | 12/04/13

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And we move to the west now and the search for a family that vanished when a plane piloted by their dad disappeared in idaho, a haunting beacon sent a signal they needed help. Tonight abc's clayton sandell with the latest at this hour. Reporter: Rescue teams spent another frustrating day searching for a faint emergency beacon. Calling from somewhere in this steep, rugged idaho valley wilderness. Search planes are now flying with heat-sensing cameras, desperately trying to find missing silicon valley executive, dale smith and his family. Obviously, our hearts are breaking. We just want our family back. Reporter: The single engine beach bonanza took off from baker city, oregon sunday, headed for butte, montana. But near yellow pine, idaho, smith radioed controllers about engine trouble, asking for directions to a nearby airstrip. But the plane never made it, vanishing from the radar. Smith is an experienced pilot. His love of flying seen in this family video he made just three weeks ago. After thanksgiving, he was flying his son daniel and daniel's wife back home, also his daughter and her fiance, jonathan norton. Their wedding just three weeks away. Continue your prayers and continue to hope for a miracle. Reporter: Clayton sandell, abc news, den jer.

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