Group loses paper plane in Indiana, offers reward
The Fox Valley Composite Squadron, a unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is offering a reward for their lost paper aircraft they hoped would help them set the Guinness World Record for highest paper airplane flight from a high altitude balloon.
On December 28, the squadron launched the paper airplane aboard a large, high-altitude helium balloon from the Kankakee Airport.
The fluorescent pink paper plane is 28-inches long.
It is believed the plane landed in Marshall County Indiana.
The plane was tracked northwest of Plymouth at 85,153 feet when it experienced a failure. It was last tracked at 54,981 feet.
The Civil Air Patrol has attempted to locate the paper plane but has been unsuccessful in getting a hit on the transmitter.
If you locate the plane, contact First Lt Gary Brown, Near-Space Balloon Project Manager at (630) 660-8231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.