BANGOR — A Bangor man has made it a priority to find the remains of his brother, whose airplane crashed nearly five decades ago.
Forty-nine years later, Jerome Hogan still believes someone, somewhere will locate the plane his brother was flying the day he went missing in 1972.
Hogan said the plane fell off the radar somewhere between Rockland and Bangor.
He’s asking anyone who hikes, snowshoes, or snowmobiles through the woods to keep an eye out for a yellow and white airplane that may be hung up in the trees.
The pilot of the plane was Hogan’s 28-year-old brother, Billy, who was on his way to Houlton from Connecticut.
“I got two sisters and a brother in Houlton. I’m doing it for them, too,” Hogan said.
Hogan has posted flyers throughout the region asking for help in locating the plane so the family can close the book on the search for their brother.