2 Dead After Plane From SD Crashes

Condition of the two passengers is unknown

Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 4:17 PM PDT
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2 Dead After Plane From SD Crashes

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Authorities in California's Central Valley say that two people are dead after a small airplane crashed en route from San Diego to Fresno.

Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt says a sheriff's helicopter found the crash site around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Pruitt says when emergency crews arrived they found the two people on board dead.

The identities of the two people have not been released.

The Beechcraft BE-35 single-engine plane left from San Diego and disappeared off the radar about 9 miles southeast of Porterville at 4 p.m. Sunday, according to Ian Gregor from FAA Pacific Division.

The plane is registered to Floyd Johnson Construction of Clovis, according to NBC-affiliate KSEE.

Officials are investigating the incident.

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