March 28, 2015
FALL RIVER MILLS, Calif. (AP) - Shasta County authorities have identified the four people killed in a small plane crash near Fall River Mills airport.
Sixty-one-year-old Keith Paulson of Albion was piloting the Beechcraft B35 Bonanza that crashed Friday morning. Also on board were Jaynie Paulson, 58, Jennifer Drake, 36, and Vincent Whitely, 32.
Witnesses say the plane came in low and slow before hitting the ground 4,000 feet short of the airport runway and bursting into flames. All those on board were declared dead at the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.
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