Small plane found crashed in Nevada; 3 dead
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say they've found the wreckage of a small plane that had been missing since it departed Saturday from an Oregon airport with three people on board.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Washoe County, Nev., sheriff's office confirmed that the Cessna 172 was found Tuesday evening about 25 miles north of Reno. Sheriff's Deputy Armando Avina says two men and one woman were found dead in the plane. He says it crashed at an elevation of roughly 6,500 feet in the Peterson Mountain range.
Gregor says the plane left Roseburg, Ore., en route to Susanville, Calif., at about 3 p.m. Saturday. A relative reported it overdue when it failed to arrive in Susanville.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA will investigate the crash.