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Susanville Couple Killed in Placer County Plane Crash

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department is confirming this morning that the bodies found in the wreckage of a Cessna 170B that crashed near the Auburn airport late Saturday night were those of Susanville residents Bruce and Kathy Rhymes.

According to a brief preliminary report from the FAA, commercial airliners picked up a distress signal from the small aircraft’s emergency locator beacon late Saturday night.

The beacon was used by CHP and Placer County Sheriff’s aircraft who located the crash site, about 1/2 mile from the airport, several hours after the crash was reported.

According to the flight-plan information from the FAA the Rhymes’ 1954 Cessna had taken off earlier from a glider-port near Clearlake, California and was scheduled to make a stop at the Auburn airport.

No cause of the crash has been determined and FAA crash investigators are on-scene this morning.


Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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