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3 bodies recovered after plane that took off from SLO crashes in Tehachapi Mountains

Posted at 8:39 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 00:09:44-05

Kern County Authorities have recovered the remains from a plane that took off from the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Thursday.

During a press conference Friday afternoon, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the wreckage of a private twin-engine Beechcraft BE55 headed from the San Luis Obispo Airport to Whiteman Airport in the Los Angeles area was found in the Tehachapi Mountains around 10:30 a.m.

The wreckage was reportedly found buried under five feet of snow with a piece of the orange tail sticking out.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that it recovered the bodies of three victims from the crash in the Tehachapi Mountains. Teams made it to the crash site on Sunday after pushing through snowy terrain.

Authorities say the victims include one female and two men. The names of the deceased were not released.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.