Posted: Jan 8, 2013 1:19 PM by The Associated Press
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have identified the victims of a plane that crashed in the Central Valley en route from San Diego to Fresno.
The Kern County coroner's office on Tuesday said James Johnston of Sanger and Jacob Curiel of Imperial died in the crash. Their age have not been released.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Beechcraft BE-35 disappeared from radar and radio contact around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The small airplane went down in a mountainous area about 35 miles northeast of Bakersfield.
A sheriff's helicopter found the crash site the next day. Both men were deceased at the site.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties