Missing plane found in Siskiyou County, pilot found dead

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said it has found the airplane that belongs to William Bushling but is not sure of his location.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 3:13 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2021 11:57 AM

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - William Bushling, the pilot of the Cessna plane, was found dead at the site of the plane crash, according to William's wife, Tina.

Officials said they located the Cessna plane Friday afternoon that belongs to Bushling, who was reported missing on Thursday, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.

The crashed plane was confirmed to be Bushling’s by the plane’s tail number and was found west of Interstate-5 near Bradley Peak.

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The plane took off from Ashland, Oregon and was expected to arrive in Orland Wednesday night.

On Thursday, officials said there was a missing person and a missing plane report and that the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office are assisting deputies in Siskiyou County.

The plane crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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