Wreckage of Missing Aircraft Found in the Sierra Nevada

LAKE SCHMIDELL — The wreckage of a small missing airplane was found Tuesday afternoon in a rugged area of the Sierra Nevada, southwest of Lake Schmidell, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said.

The pilot, the only person on board, was found dead near the wreckage. The man’s identity has not been released.

The Cessna went missing on Sunday afternoon. It was headed from Idaho to the Sacramento region.

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