3 Wyoming residents missing since Sunday on flight from Utah to Wyoming

DENVER - A five-state search is under way for a plane carrying three Wyoming residents that is five days overdue on a cross-country flight.

A single-plane carrying Trista Meyer, 34,  along with her daughter, Shyann Lenz, 9, and companion Matt Ahrens, 37, was reported missing on Nov. 25.

Wyoming authorities were called by Lenz’s father when she hadn’t arrived home at the designated time.

The trio had flown to Bakersfield, Calif.,  aboard a plane piloted by Ahrens to spend Thanksgiving with Ahrens' family.  Two family dogs were also on board the plane.

They left Bakersfield Nov. 25 and stopped in Filmore, Utah to refuel.  The last anyone heard from them was when Meyer texted her sister at noon to say they were four hours away.  The plane disappeared from radar at about that time.

Civil Air Patrol planes have been searching since Monday, focusing on an area between Filmore and the Wyoming border.  No emergency locator signal has been picked up from the plane.

The aircraft could have gone down in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana or Colorado, according to a flyer distributed by the family.

A candlelight vigil was held for the trio Wednesday night in Gillette.

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