Kern County Sheriff’s Office Confirms at Least One Dead After Aircraft Crashes in Tehachapi Mountains

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Confirms at Least One Dead After Aircraft Crashes in Tehachapi Mountains

Tehachapi, CA – The Kern County Sheriff’s Office confirms at least one person died in a plane crash in the Tehachapi Mountains.

KCSO was called around 10:30pm Thursday for a plane overdue that had a flight plan from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles.

Patrol deputies began the search later joined by Search and Rescue. Kern County Fire by air located the wreckage at about 10:30am.

About an hour later, at least one body was located. The identity of the victim has not been confirmed.

Reports indicated three people were in the twin-engine Beechcraft.

KCSO is coordinating the investigation with the FAA and NTSB, and will take them to the crash site Saturday.

Friday night, Search and Rescue is using Snow Cats to create a trail so we can transport ground crews to the site, which has deep snow. KCSO will hold another briefing Saturday, and will send out an update with that time.

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