SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - The wreckage of a small plane has been discovered in Descanso. It was found in the area of Conejos Valley Road Thursday.
The single engine plane was supposed to land at Gillespie Field Wednesday night, but never did.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says they found wreckage of the missing plane in a rugged area in Descanso.
When the plane didn’t arrive at Gillespie Field, the sheriff’s department aired an overdue aircraft advisory message saying there were two people on board, possibly a student and instructor.
Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Gillespie Field reported to sheriffs that the single-engine Champion CH7B plane had fallen off radar. Sheriffs dispatched their helicopter to start searching for the plane along its flight plan.
Around 1:30 Thursday morning they found what could be possible plane wreckage in a rugged area of Descanso, near three sisters Falls. The area is near 17 miles north-east of the airport.
Once the sun came out, it was clear that, that was the plane that crashed, with two people on board.
When the sheriff's department aired the overdue aircraft advisory message, it gave the tail number #N1682G which is registered to three-point Partners Inc.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating. Neither agency identified the people involved in aircraft accident.