A body was found after plane crashed near Shaver Lake

Officials said they are looking for other victims

FRESNO, Calif. -  

One body was found after a plane crashed near Shaver Lake on Saturday evening. 

Fresno County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue personnel are currently at the scene of a plane crash near the town of Shaver Lake.

Last night, at about 7:30 p.m., the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said they started receiving calls about a possible crash.  Callers said they heard the plane right before hearing a loud explosion.  Several deputies went to the scene, along with Eagle One and U.S. Forest Service staff.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., officials said the Eagle One crew spotted the wreckage about 150 yards from the intersection of Dinkey Creek Rd. and Nevins Rd., just east of the town.  Eagle One was able to tell ground personnel how to get to the crash site.

Officials said the plane appeared to be a twin engine.  Deputies were able to get the tail number from the wreckage and were advised by the State Office of Emergency Services that it had been missing.

It is unknown how many people were supposed to be in the plane.  The body of one person was discovered inside the plane.  Search & Rescue are searching the area for any other victims or survivors.

It was reported that the plane had taken off earlier in the evening from Salinas and was en route to Nebraska.

The Sheriff’s Office has taken control of the scene until NTSB and FAA arrive later this morning.

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