Two bodies found in plane crash

Investigators look over the Cessna T-182 crash site near Rise Road, east of Oroville.

Credit: Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
Investigators look over the Cessna T-182 crash site near Rise Road, east of Oroville.



— Two bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a Cessna T-182 airplane that crashed near Rise Road yesterday igniting a small wildfire.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the names of the crash victims will be released after next of kin has been notified.

Investigators checking into the cause of the wildfire yesterday found the crash site and initially confirmed one fatality. But sheriff's deputies, Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez and Federal Aviation Administration officials determined today that there were two victims.

"Due to the heat from the fires yesterday, the scene could not be processed until early this morning," Rogers said. "It was determined today that there were two victims involved in the crash — the pilot and a passenger."

The bodies were recovered from the crash site this afternoon, Rogers said, noting the victims had departed the Oroville Airport just prior to the crash.

Rogers said the couple lives in the area.

Other information was not available Friday night.



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