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OCALA, Fla. -- Authorities are searching in Marion County for plane that has been missing since Saturday.

According to the Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the missing aircraft is a single-engine home-built Sonex experimental aircraft.

The aircraft took off from Marion County Airport and was headed for Zephryhills Municipal Airport Saturday, but it never arrived.

The aircraft was reported missing by friends of the pilot Monday morning, according to Civil Air Patrol.

Anyone with information regarding the aircraft's location is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

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