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Private plane missing with three family members on board, Washington state authorities say

This undated photo shows a Beech 35 aircraft reported missing Saturday in Washington state. Authorities say three family members were on board. (Courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation)

This undated photo shows a Beech 35 aircraft reported missing Saturday in Washington state. Authorities say three family members were on board. (Courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation)

Searchers are looking for a small, private plane carrying three family members after it failed to reach its destination in Washington state.

Aircraft resumed the search Monday morning in a rugged, mountainous area south of Mount Baker and northeast of Seattle.

The state Department of Transportation says the plane left western Montana on Saturday afternoon and was due in Lynden, Washington, that evening.

Officials identified those aboard as Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana, and their 16-year-old step-granddaughter, Autumn Veatch, of Bellingham, Washington.

Family members notified authorities when the plane did not arrive.

The last phone signal from one of the plane's occupants was detected around 11 p.m. near Omak, Washington.