1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

April 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said one person was found dead after a small plane crashed in a rugged area just east of the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport on Friday.

The sheriff's office says investigators responded to a report of a possible plane crash near the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport just after 10 a.m. Authorities were able to locate a small private plane that had crashed in a rugged area off Highway 49. They said one person died in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.