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Two Men Die in Airplane Crash in Sierra Foothills



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SONORA — The victims have been identified in a small plane crash Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada foothills that killed two men.

The plane went down just after 6 p.m. in a field behind a home in Tuolomne County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Victims Identified

The victims were identified Thursday morning as 73-year-old Robert Clough and 71-year-old Robert Parriott, both of Sonora, the sheriff’s office said.
Robert Clough was determined to be the pilot and Robert Parriott the solo passenger inside the aircraft.
The crash site is near Columbia Airport.

No One Else Hurt

Nobody on the ground was hurt and there was no threat to nearby communities, authorities said.
It wasn’t immediately clear where the plane was heading.
The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the crash, the sheriff’s office said.