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NTSB Requests Public’s Help in Fatal Plane Crash

The National Traffic Safety Board is asking for the public’s help regarding the plane crash in Auburn Saturday night.

The victims in Saturday’s plane crash were identified Monday as pilot Bruce Albright Rhymes, and Kathy Lorraine Rhymes, husband and wife from Susanville. The couple was 100 yards short of the runway Saturday night when their Cessna 170B crashed into the thick brush and trees above the east end of the airport. On Monday the National Traffic Safety Board investigator Joshua Cawthra (Caw-thra) was back at the crash site as the wreckage was removed from the area and says they are still gathering information and the public’s help is appreciated.

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Preliminary reports suggest a distress beacon was picked up by passing commercial airliner around 9pm Saturday night. Due to the heavy brush the plane was not located until after midnight Sunday morning. If you believe you may have heard or seen something in the area around that time you are encouraged to call the NTSB at 425-677-7153

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