On 11/14/91 the Cessna 336A Skymatser N3848U went missing in bad weather while on a flight from Bullhead City, Arizona, to Fullerton, California. After three weeks the Civil Air Patrol ended it's massive search of 400 sorties in 2,200 flight hours that covered a 25,000 square mile area without being able to locate the aircraft. The father of the pilot refused to give up and continued on with himself and the passengers families using fund raisers and personal income to pay for search flights. On the 30th search which was to be the last day they could afford to continue, the father of the pilot spotted the wreckage in a heavy wooded area on the side of a mountain on 7/5/92, eight months after the aircraft went missing. The pilot and four passengers were killed in the accident.