Donald Clyle Johnston
Donald, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 06/29/1997
Missing location (approx) :
AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Red hair, blue eyes. Donald's nickname is Don.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Donald disappeared with his wife, Karen Johnston, and their friends, Monte Parrish and his wife Linda Parrish. They left Merrill Field in AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska on June 29, 1997, flying in a yellow and white Cessna 182 airplane with the numberÂ N3186U. The group hadn't filed a flight plan, but may have planned a sightseeing flight over Denali National Park.
The Cessna was last sighted over the park. It vanished, along with its occupants, and there has been no sign of them or the aircraft since 1997. The Johnstons and the Parrishes are presumed to have crashed their plane, but no wreckAge at the time of disappearance: has ever been found.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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