Crews searching for overdue plane find wreckage
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MINDEN, Nev. (AP) -- Rescuers looking for a small plane that went missing after departing from North Las Vegas say they've found wreckage about 20 miles southeast of the Minden-Tahoe Airport.
Douglas County deputies say they found the wreckage of a Cessna 182 Thursday afternoon in the Pinenut Mountains. Officials haven't yet confirmed whether the two bodies found at the scene belong to 30-year-old missing Reno pilot Cory Marble and his 21-year-old girlfriend from Minden.
An FAA spokesman says the plane departed from the North Las Vegas Airport Sunday evening and was last detected 78 miles southeast of Reno.
The pilot's mother says her son was returning from a weekend business trip to southern Nevada.
Kay Lynn Marble says her son is an Eagle Scout and professional pilot with an air ambulance company.