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Chico man identified as person killed in Tehama County plane crash

The Tehama County Coroner's Office has identified a Chico man killed in a plane crash on Wednesday.

Posted: May 1, 2019 12:23 PM
Updated: May 3, 2019 10:42 AM

UPDATE 8:16 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 - The Tehama County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a plane crash on Wednesday as Lowell Daun, 72, of Chico. 

The coroner's office does not have any information regarding the conditions of the two others injured in the crash. 

We are working to learn more information. Stay tuned for updates. 

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UPDATE 7:00 p.m. May 1, 2019 - Action News Now has learned that the plane is owned and operated by Air Carriage Inc. in Chico.

The tail number (N7302S) also matches a plane on their website listed as a rental aircraft.

The plane is identified as a 1976 Cessna 182-p Skylane. 

The FAA will continue their investigation into the crash and we will update with any developing information.

UPDATE 3:07 p.m. May 1, 2019 - Caltrans District 2 said Highway 172 is now open at the Highway 36 junction after a plane experiencing total engine failure crash-landed in Child's Meadows. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

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UPDATE 2:28 p.m. May 1, 2019 - The Tehama County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one person died and two others were critically injured in the plane crash. 

Authorities received a call from Oakland Air Traffic Control around 11:02 a.m. in regards to a plane experiencing total engine failure in the area of Highway 36 and Highway 172. They advised authorities that the plane was going down. 

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office could not confirm where the plane was coming from and where it was going. 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

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TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Caltrans District 2 said there are traffic delays on SR 36 east of the junction with SR 172 due to a downed aircraft. 

CAL FIRE first got reports of the downed aircraft around 11:16 a.m. and have sent crews out to the scene. 

We are working to learn more information. Stay tuned for updates. 

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