Pilot, small plane wreckage found in Sierra Nevada
Updated 1:32 pm, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say wreckage of a small-engine plane that went missing over the Sierra Nevada has been found.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says search crews located the wreckage Tuesday afternoon in a rugged area of the Sierra, southwest of Lake Schmidell.
The office says the body of a man was found outside of the wreckage. He has not identified.
The Cessna plane was returning to the Sacramento area when it went missing Saturday during a storm that dumped snow and rain and brought gusty winds to the area. Officials interrupted their search for the aircraft Sunday and Monday because of the weather.