Courtland Lee Mumford

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Above Images: Mumford, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 2007 from Portland, Oregon
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 11, 1942
  • Age: 65 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Mumford's nickname is Court. He is balding. He has an appendectomy scar on his abdomen and large surgical scars on both knees and both shoulders.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: White striped Asics sneakers, white calf-length sport socks, a gold wedding band and possibly a polo shirt with a flying-type logo.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mumford was last seen in Portland, Oregon on July 7, 2007. A retired commercial airline pilot, he had recently purchased a bright yellow single-engine 2007 Cub Crafters Sports Cub aircraft with the tail number N222TB, and was making local familiarization flights. He flew out of Aurora Airport shortly after 5:00 a.m. on July 7 and never returned. His family reported him missing that night.

    A photograph of a plane similar to Mumford's is posted below this case summary. If it had a full tank of fuel, it could have flown as far as 400 miles without needing to stop. Neither the plane's emergency responder nor Mumford's cellular phone are emiting any signals. Mumford is a very experienced pilot; he worked for TWA and American Airlines for over 35 years and had an estimated 27,000 hours of flight experience. He was in excellent health at the time of his disappearance and participated in triathlons. An extensive search turned up no sign of him or his plane. His case remains unsolved.

    Above: Plane similar to Mumford's


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Portland Police Bureau


    Source Information
    The Salem News
    KATU 2
    National Transportation Safety Board
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 28, 2011; casefile added.

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