Father, son killed in Northern California small plane crash

The Placer County Sheriff's Office says a small plane crashed on a golf course shortly after taking off Friday from the Auburn airport, killing the two people and injuring another.

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 1:01 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 3:18 PM

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) - The Placer County Sheriff's Office says a small plane crashed on a golf course shortly after taking off Friday from the Auburn airport, killing the two people and injuring another.

Officials identified the men killed as 80-year-old Anthony Lawrence Wright Sr., and his 55-year-old son, Anthony Wright Lawrence Jr. Both were from Meadow Vista in Placer County.

Officials say Wright Jr. was a reserve officer and a full-time records officer with the Rancho Cordova Police Department.

Scott Parker, commander for the California Highway Patrol in Auburn, says officers responded after receiving reports of a pilot making a distress call shortly after takeoff.

Placer County Sheriff spokeswoman Angela Musallam says the single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77 crashed in the Black Oak Golf Course, about a mile north of the auburn airport.

Chico
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 48°
Oroville
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 56°
Paradise
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 48°
Chester
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 45°
Red Bluff
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 48°
We had beautiful weather around northern California on Friday with sunshine and more warmth. Saturday will also be fantastic, so get out and enjoy it! A welcome change to our very dry weather pattern is coming soon.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events