FRANKFORT – Searchers in Maine are looking for the wreckage of a small plane that went missing in a storm in 1972.

The plane was piloted by 28-year-old Billy Hogan of Houlton, who was flying home from Connecticut on May 2, 1972.

WGME-TV reports that searchers set out from the General Store in Frankfort on Saturday to hike up Mount Waldo, where a lost hiker in the late 1970s saw a large depression and plane engine, but did not report the siting until recently.

Aerial searches will also be conducted.

Mount Waldo is more than 1,000 feet high and overlooks Penobscot Bay.

Jerome Hogan tells WGME the Augusta beacon was out of service that night and controllers at Brunswick Naval Air Station told his older brother to follow the coastal route.