SANTA BARBARA (AP) — A pilot and passenger have been found dead in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed in a remote area of Southern California.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received a report of a mayday call involving engine trouble Thursday night.READ MORE: One Killed After Car Plows Into Building In Monterey Park
The plane was spotted early Friday on a mountainside 30 to 40 miles north of Ojai.
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Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Cessna 182 was flying from Lompoc in Santa Barbara County to McClellan-Palomar Airport in San Diego County.
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