Bodies recovered in plane wreckage that sparked Volcan Mountain fire

Posted at 2:04 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 21:17:47-04

RANCHITA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The bodies of three people killed in a plane crash at Volcan Mountain are being recovered Monday.

The victims haven’t been identified at this time. Authorities were finally able to reach the site for the first time Sunday after they said high winds Saturday prevented crews from reaching the location.

The crash also sparked a brush fire that CalFire said was 100 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon.

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The brush fire burned 12 acres in all. Roughly 70 firefighters spend Friday night into Saturday fighting the fire. 

Friday, officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said they located the wreckage of a “possible crash site in the area, but couldn’t get to the site due to the fire.

The plane’s tail number is linked to another incident in August of 2013, according to a report.

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During the 2013 incident, the twin-engine Beechcraft Duchess experienced a hard landing at Gillespie Field which collapsed a nose gear.