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Dead After Small Plane Crashes in California

Mark Christian 23ABC speaks with KCSO Senior Deputy John Carpenter on the plane debris that was found near Panama Lane.

Five people were killed on December 19 when a single engine aircraft went down over Bakersfield, California.

During the night Saturday, searchers located five victims – the total number aboard the plane – and the coroner’s office recovered their bodies, King said. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane at 4:15 p.m. and a mayday call was received from the pilot. News storiesdisplayed here appear in our category for US Headlines and are licensed via a specific agreement between LongIsland.comand The Associated Press, the world’s oldest and largest news organization.

In this photo provided by the Bakersfield Californian, investigators search a field for debris from an aircraft crash in Bakersfield, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.

The plane was en route from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, California, to Henderson, Nevada.

It was not immediately clear whether weather was a contributing factor, but light rain and mist were observed nearby at the time of the crash.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have begun an investigation.

As Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration told, the private plane disappeared from close to Bakersfield at around 4 p.m. on Saturday. The FAA says it will take months, if not longer, to determine the probable cause of this crash.

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