Wednesday , 26 October 2016
Clark Mountain Range (photo: Creative Commons)
Clark Mountain Range (photo: Creative Commons)

Small Plane Debris Located in the Clark Mountain Range

BAKER-( Just after 8:00 P.M., on Tuesday, January 20th a small fixed wing single engine airplane, flying from California City to Henderson Nevada vanished from the radar losing all radio contact.

The 1968 Beech 36 Bonanza with two passengers on board went missing along a mountain range just north-east of Baker California near the 15 freeway.

Upon the reports being made to dispatch just before 10:00 P.M., search crews were called to the area where the contact was lost. A Sheriff’s helicopter briefly searched the area, but was unable to continue searching due to the weather conditions. Per scanner reports, specialized air units from Fort Irwin were called to assist in the search.

Deputies conducted a search beginning at the Dagget airport hanger, which came back with no sign of the missing plane. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, at approximately 9:15 A.M., on Wednesday, January 21st, search crews with the Civil Air Patrol located wreckage from a small plane approximately 40 miles southwest of the Henderson, Nevada area in the Clark Mountain Range.

At this time, the plane is still yet to be identified as the missing plane. Information will be updated as it is received.

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