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Plane crashes in mountains northeast of San Diego, killing 2 people

October 10, 2013|By Tony Perry
  • The wreckage of a single-engine plane was found early Thursday morning in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, above. The plane was en route from Palm Springs to San Diego when it crashed Wednesday evening.
The wreckage of a single-engine plane was found early Thursday morning… (Google Maps )

Two people were killed overnight in a small plane crash in the mountains northeast of San Diego, authorities said Thursday.

The single-engine craft had left Palm Springs en route to San Diego and was lost on radar shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

A helicopter search was halted due to rain and wind. But searchers on the ground found the wreckage at about 1 a.m. in a rugged area of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve north of Julian.

A man and a woman, the only people aboard the plane, were found dead in the wreckage.

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