Officials ID 2 Men, Woman Killed When L.A.-Bound Plane Crashed Near Tehachapi

Sgt. Steve Williams of the Kern County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team discusses the discovery of an airplane crash site near Tehachapi on Feb. 22, 2019. (Credit: Kern County Sheriff's Office)

Sgt. Steve Williams of the Kern County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team discusses the discovery of an airplane crash site near Tehachapi on Feb. 22, 2019. (Credit: Kern County Sheriff's Office)

The Latest on a plane crash in the Tehachapi Mountains that killed 3 people (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Authorities have identified three people who died when their plane crashed in the snowy Tehachapi Mountains in California.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says those killed were 38-year-old Marina Villavicencio of Yorba Linda; 53-year-old Felipe Plascencia of Whittier and 74-year-old Ruben Piranian of Granada Hills.

The twin-engine Beechcraft was reported overdue Thursday on a flight from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles.

Kern County authorities spotted the wreck on Saturday and retrieved the bodies over the weekend.

Much of the wreckage was under about 5 feet of snow.

Federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash.

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7:25 a.m.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says it has recovered all three victims of a plane crash in the snowy Tehachapi Mountains.

The twin-engine Beechcraft was reported overdue Thursday on a flight from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles.

Kern County authorities spotted the wreck on Saturday and located one body.

Much of the wreckage was under about 5 feet of snow.

The Sheriff’s Office said Sunday evening that the other two bodies were also recovered.

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