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2 dead after missing Truckee aircraft located near Yuba Pass

2 dead after missing Truckee aircraft located near Yuba Pass

Two people are dead after authorities have located the crash site of the missing plane carrying two people that took off from Truckee on April 18, according to the Sierra County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say on Tuesday, May 16, the sheriff's office responded to a report of an airplane crash in a remote area southeast of Yuba Pass in Sierra County. There, officers determined the crashed plane was that of the missing aircraft from the April 18 search effort. The overdue aircraft was reported to have been traveling from Truckee to Petaluma, Calif., the previous day, and occupied by 53-year-old Brenda Richard (reported pilot) and 54-year-old Mark Richard (reported passenger), a married couple of Santa Rosa.

A subsequent investigation by the sheriff's office and federal agencies confirmed two occupants on on board the aircraft. Both occupants were found dead and later identified as Brenda Richard and Mark Richard.


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