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5 Bodies Found In Plane Wreckage In Orchard Near Bakersfield.

BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Five bodies were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane Sunday, a day after the aircraft disappeared from radar and the crash was found in an orchard in central California, local and federal authorities said. Five people died when a single-engine plane flying from San Jose to Las Vegas crashed south of Bakersfield on Saturday afternoon, killing everyone one board, officials said Sunday. The Piper PA32 disappeared off radar around 4 p.m. after taking off from Reid-Hillview Airport en route to Henderson Executive Airport, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Around that time, Kern County Sheriff’s officials got a report that an aircraft crashed near Panama Lane and South Allen Road in southwest Bakersfield, said Sgt.

Investigators had not located the plane’s tail number, which would officially identify it as the aircraft out of San Jose, but authorities believe it is the plane. According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, a mayday call came in around 4:30 p.m. from Los Angeles traffic control, believing the plane possibly crashed.

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