2 dead, 1 injured in Northern California plane crash


AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — Two people were killed and another person was injured Friday when a single-engine plane crashed just north of the Auburn Municipal Airport.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Dry Creek Road was closed between Black Oak and Haines roads.

It was not immediately known what led to the crash.

Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are heading to the crash site.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane was a Stinson Vultee V-77.

The sheriff’s office later identified the two men who died as 80-year-old Anthony Lawrence Wright Sr. and 55-year-old Anthony Lawrence Wright Jr. Wright Jr. was a reserve officer and full-time records officer with the Rancho Cordova Police Department, according to the sheriff’s office.

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