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Airplane with 2 aboard crashes near Big Bear, authorities say

By in Press Enterprise on July 30, 2017

By Ali Tadayon

Two people were aboard an airplane that crashed Saturday and was located Sunday in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear, a Federal Aviation Administration official confirmed.

Neither the FAA spokesman nor San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials would say Sunday afternoon whether the occupants have been found.

The Cessna 172 departed Saturday from Big Bear City Airport and crashed “under unknown circumstances,” FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. The search began Saturday, and the wreckage was found Sunday.

Sheriff’s officials said it was in a remote location of the mountains, but didn’t say specifically where.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine plane. Cessna describes it as “the ultimate training aircraft and the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built.”

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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