Alabama Mother Says Pilot Son May Have Crashed

BRYANT, Ala. (AP) - The mother of an American missionary pilot
says he and his six passengers have been missing more than three
weeks and may have crashed in the jungles of Venezuela.

Nytta (NEE'-tah) Norton of Bryant, Ala., says her son,
48-year-old Bob Norton, has been serving as director of Adventist
Medical Aviation Venezuela.

She says searches have failed to locate the plane he was
piloting, which also carried his wife, two adults accompanying two
sick children, and a missionary who taught at an Adventist school.

Nytta Norton says her son "grew up with a missionary spirit and
was carrying on for his dad," who was killed while piloting a
missionary plane that crashed 29 years ago in Mexico.

She's beginning to doubt they'll be found alive, but says,
"It's all in God's hands."

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