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Jan 7, 2013 1:07 PM by The Associated Press

Wreckage of plane found in Central Calif.

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in California's Central Valley have located the wreckage of a small plane that disappeared from radar en route from San Diego to Fresno.

Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt tells the Porterville Recorder the wreckage was located around 8:30 a.m. Monday by a sheriff's helicopter on the Kern County-Tulare County line southeast of Porterville.

There was no immediate word on possible survivors.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Beechcraft BE-35 was carrying two people when it disappeared from radar around 4 p.m. Sunday southeast of Porterville.

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