Tehachapi pilot, Gordon Davis, killed in plane crash in Wyoming

TEHACHAPI, Calif. - UPDATE:  23 ABC just spoke to the wife of Gordon Davis, the missing Tehachapi pilot.  She has confirmed that her husband was killed in the plane crash.


Davis' Cessna went down in a remote area of Wyoming on Sunday.
His plane was last scene in Utah, hours later the emergency locating transmitter had been activated, indicating the crash.

Davis was a well respected pilot and flight instructor who owned Mountain Hawk Aviation.
An employee told 23 ABC that Davis was an extremely safe and skilled pilot.

Davis flew out of Tehachapi last Saturday to visit his father in Wyoming.
On Sunday his wife Georgia received the news that his plane went down in a remote area.

Search crews on the ground as well as the air covered the area Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Davis called 23 ABC and said the Carbin County Sheriff confirmed that his plane was found and he was deceased.

Those who flew with Davis said this was the last thing they'd expect to hear.

"The news of his death will greatly effect the community. People here at the airport who knew Gordon are having a hard time understanding why it would happen.  We are all just in shock," said Tim Farmer, friend of Davis.


Previous Story:

A Tehachapi pilot is missing after his plane crashed Sunday, and a search for him is underway in Wyoming.

Mark Rawlins, editor of the Rawlins Times in Rawlins, Wyo., said late Tuesday morning that there is no news since the paper's earlier report that the Carbon County Sheriff's Office had initiated a search for Gordon Davis, 63, of Tehachapi.

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