Two Killed in Plane Crash Near Auburn

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed near Auburn Municipal Airport late Saturday.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the Cessna 170 crashed in a heavily wooded area about one mile south of the airport around 9:10 p.m. Saturday.

The FAA says the plane went down under "unknown circumstances" and could not say if the plane had just taken off or was on approach to the airport at the time of the crash.

The wreckage of the plane was found about 1:45 a.m. by a California Highway Patrol helicopter and deputies on the ground.

The two occupants of the plane were found dead. Their names have not been released.

Both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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