Update: Remains of three people found at Tehachapi plane crash site
Update posted Feb. 27
–Officials have found the remains of two other people in the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the Tehachapi Mountains last week, according to the LA Times.
Kern County sheriff’s officials confirmed that all three victims had been recovered as of Sunday evening, three days after the small plane was reported missing. Kern County coroner’s officials have not yet identified those onboard, said Dawn Ratliff, chief of the coroner’s office.
Original story posted Feb. 23
Plane from San Luis Airport crashes in snowy Tehachapi mountains
–At least one person is confirmed dead after searchers located the wreckage of a plane that took off from San Luis Obispo and crashed on top of the Tehachapi Mountains en-route to Los Angeles, according to reports.
The flight left San Luis Obispo on Thursday and was due to arrive in Los Angeles. When the plane didn’t arrive, the son of the pilot called the police.
Due to 2-3 feet of snow at the wreckage site and inaccessibility, search crews have so far only been able to confirm one fatality. The site was identified via helicopter. They will continue to search the wreckage site to look for any other possible victims. Kern County Sheriff’s Office originally said that there were three people onboard the plane when it departed.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.