Father, son killed in plane crash near Auburn golf course

Published: Jan. 24, 2020 at 10:40 AM PST
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The Placer County Sheriff's Office has identified the two men killed following a plane crash near an Auburn golf course. They were father and son.

It was reported around 10AM Friday, January 24, 2020, in the area of Dry Creek Road and Haines Road, near the Black Oak Golf Course. it crashed shortly after take off.

According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, three people were on-board. The third passenger has moderate to major injuries.

A Placer County Tweet identified the deceased as Anthony Lawrence Wright Sr., 80, and Anthony Lawrence Wright Jr., 55, both of Meadow Vista.

Wright Jr. was a reserve officer and full-time records officer with the Rancho Cordova Police Department.

The single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77 crashed in a heavily wooded area very close to homes.

The National Transportation and Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

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