Missing plane found crashed in Siskiyou County, body of pilot identified

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The Latest – Friday, Oct. 22:

10:30 p.m.

A body discovered at the crash site is confirmed to be that of William Bushling, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.

12:07 p.m.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said Friday they received a call from someone in the area of Bradley Peak about a downed aircraft and have confirmed that aircraft to be the missing Cessna plane.

Search-and-rescue teams have been dispatched to the crash site.

Original story below.

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A small plane has gone missing after it left Oregon Wednesday, bound for an airport near Chico.

According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine Cessna 150 was last seen leaving Ashland Municipal Airport in Oregon Wednesday around 9:40 a.m.

FAA officials believe the Cessna was headed for Haigh Field Airport in Glenn County, but the sheriff’s office said no flight plan was filed.

A public information officer said the last cell phone ping from the aircraft was picked up in the Siskiyou County area.

The sheriff’s office said as of Thursday morning, there is no reason to believe the plane crashed.

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