MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a
50-year-old pilot who lost communication after leaving Florida in a
The Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile had conducted
three search patterns over an area larger than Rhode Island to
search for Mark Nichter. The search was suspended around 8 a.m.
The Coast Guard had gotten a call from the Air Force Rescue
Coordination Center around 4 p.m. Thursday saying Nichter had lost
radio communication after taking off from St. Petersburg, Florida.