FRESNO — Fresno County authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed in mountains northeast of Fresno.
A Federal Aviation spokesman says a Cessna 421 was flying on an instrument flight plan from Salinas to Omaha, Neb. when it went down late Saturday.
Initial reports indicated one person died in the crash, but Fresno County sheriff’s Lt. Patrick Hanson said late Sunday that two people were found dead after the crash.
Officials say the plane went down near Shaver Lake, an alpine lake in the Sierra National Forest about 35 miles northeast of Fresno, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
When crews found the plane it was upside down. The names of the two people killed in the crash have not been released.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.