CT CT - Lewis “Billy” Hogan Jr., 28, Danbury, 2 May 1972

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Members of the Downeast Emergency Medicine Institute and Old Town Aviation Explorers Post 787, a development program for youths interested in aviation careers, are partnering to search for the wreckage and possible remains of pilot Lewis “Billy” Hogan Jr.

Hogan was 28 years old and working for LISAir when he left Danbury, Connecticut, at 8:15 a.m. May 2, 1972, in a brand-new, yellow-and-white single-engine Citabria. He was expected to land at Houlton International Airport later that day, but communication was lost somewhere between Kennebunk and Augusta. Search crews never found his remains or any trace of the plane.


https://bangordailynews.com/2016/03...1972-focusing-on-mount-waldo/?ref=topStories0

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earlier story: https://bangordailynews.com/2015/10...sappearance-of-brothers-plane/?ref=relatedBox
 

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The team hiked Mount Waldo Saturday morning to search for the plane and Billy.

Diane White remembers hiking Mount Waldo in 1979 and seeing plane wreckage. She hiked the mountain with the team to try to re-create her hike that day to try to find what she believes is the same plane.

The search will continue into the spring until they find any signs of wreckage, so they can bring Billy home.


http://www.wlbz2.com/news/search-begins-for-missing-national-guard-plane-from-1972/79400280
 

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NOT actual plane, but same Make and Model Hogan was believed to be piloting at the time of his disappearance.
Louis William Hogan Jr
Aroostook County, Maine
29 year old white male

Height (inches)67.0 to 68.0
Weight (pounds)165.0 to 180.0

Short Blond/Strawberry Hair
Blue Eyes

Transportation:
Hogan was piloting a Citabria single engine aircraft, white and yellow in color. The aircraft was brand new purchased by LISAir of Houlton, ME.
Piloting a single-engine Citabria


Circumstances: He was picking up a new Citabria aircraft from Connecticut to deliver to Lisair (his employer) in Houlton, Maine. The Augusta VOR was out of service and as he attempted to switch to it from the Kennebunk VOR, he became lost in a storm. He placed a mayday call that was picked up by the Portland, Maine airport at 1207 hours which was the last contact with him. It is believed his plane may have crashed in Southwestern Maine or Eastern New Hampshire in poor weather.

Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

Fingerprint information is currently not available

https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/33999/
 

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[h=1]Search for Houlton pilot missing since 1972 focusing on Mount Waldo[/h]March 10, 2016

FRANKFORT, Maine — The search for a Houlton-based pilot who went missing after his plane disappeared on a stormy day nearly 44 years ago will resume in force this weekend and center on Mount Waldo in Frankfort.

The effort is being prompted by a tip from a Bar Harbor woman who believes she came across remnants of a plane wreck when she got lost while hiking on the mountain several years later, according to organizers of the search.

Members of the Downeast Emergency Medicine Institute and Old Town Aviation Explorers Post 787, a development program for youths interested in aviation careers, are partnering to search for the wreckage and possible remains of pilot Lewis “Billy” Hogan Jr.
Malcolm Brydon, who is a coordinator with the Aviation Explorers, said Tuesday that in 1978 or 1979, Bar Harbor resident Diane White, who used to live in Frankfort, was hiking on Mount Waldo with the intention of seeing the wreckage of an old seaplane that crashed into the top of the mountain in the 1960s.

While she was hiking down the mountain, she got lost and came upon the wreckage of another plane that she believes could be Hogan’s plane.
“Her memories are very vivid, and she even drew us a map,” Brydon said.
White hadn’t thought much about her finding until after the BDN wrote in October 2015 about a renewed effort by Hogan’s brother, Jerome Hogan of Bangor, to find the plane and his sibling’s remains.
Brydon said a search party that included White and Jerome Hogan went up Mount Waldo last weekend without success.

We “hiked up a little way to see if she could retrace her steps, but that area has changed a lot over the years. She described how the engine was separated from the fuselage and how it was almost sitting on a cliffside. There are a lot of cliffs up on that mountain, so it would be hard to find that plane.”
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The plane is unlikely to be on Mount Waldo.

It's traversed regularly. It would have been found by now. Looking at it thru Google earth the woods aren't that thick. It's easy to see the ground everywhere on the mount.
 
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