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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