More Details Released On Lake Tulloch Plane Crash

More Details Released On Lake Tulloch Plane Crash

More details into the search for a plane that crashed into Lake Tulloch were released yesterday. According to Calaveras Sheriff Rick DiBasilio, search units located the submerged plane and current plans are to recover it, probably early this afternoon. The plane is described as a single-engine aircraft. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Fish and Wildlife, CAL FIRE, Copperopolis Fire, and Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene Sunday, and continued to search throughout the night. Monday’s efforts included Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, Tuolumne County, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Amador County Deputies with additional resources consisting of sonar and a submersible remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV). Around noontime Monday, the aircraft was located about 110 feet below the surface of the lake through the use of sonar equipment. The spotting was confirmed by ROV. According to DiBasilio, additional resources have been requested to recover the aircraft and contents due to the water depth. The plane reportedly left out of Stanislaus County on Sunday and was en-route to Tuolumne County. The pilots name will not be released until his next of kin is notified.

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