Two people were killed overnight in a small plane crash in the mountains northeast of San Diego, authorities said Thursday.
The single-engine craft had left Palm Springs en route to San Diego and was lost on radar shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
A helicopter search was halted due to rain and wind. But searchers on the ground found the wreckage at about 1 a.m. in a rugged area of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve north of Julian.
A man and a woman, the only people aboard the plane, were found dead in the wreckage.