Two People Killed In Plane Crash Near Auburn Airport Have Been Identified


A single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77 plane crashed into the backyard of a home about one mile north of the Auburn Municipal Airport on Friday.  The crash left at least one person dead.  Photo courtesy Placer County Sheriff's Office.

A single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77 plane crashed into the backyard of a home about one mile north of the Auburn Municipal Airport on Friday. The crash left at least one person dead. Photo courtesy Placer County Sheriff's Office.

A single engine plane crashed Friday around 10:00 a.m. in a wooded area near the Black Oak Golf Course, just north of the Auburn Municipal Airport. Two people have died and one other was injured when the plane went down in the backyard of a home, according to California Highway Patrol reports. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office later identified the deceased as 80-year-old Anthony Lawrence Wright Sr. and 55-year-old Anthony Wright Lawrence Jr. Both men are reportedly from Meadow Vista. The injured person was immediately identified.

Emergency responders from several agencies, including CHP, were at the scene not long after the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will reportedly be leading the investigation to find the cause.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Sacramento Bee that the plane was a single-engine Stinson Vultee V-77.

Dry Creek Road was closed as a part of the emergency response and subsequent investigation.

This is a developing story. KFBK will provide updates as new information becomes available.

Rancho Cordova Police Department Records Officer and Sacramento County Reserve Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Wright was one of two men who died in a place crash near Auburn on Friday. Photo courtesy Rancho Cordova Police Department.

Rancho Cordova Police Department Records Officer and Sacramento County Reserve Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Wright was one of two men who died in a place crash near Auburn on Friday. Photo courtesy Rancho Cordova Police Department.