5 Dead in California Small Plane Crash

Five people were killed when a small plane crashed into an orchard in central California, local and federal authorities said Sunday. The plane disappeared from radar at about 4 p.m. Saturday during a flight from San Jose to Las Vegas, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. The aircraft reportedly sent a mayday call. A rescue team discovered the wreckage about three hours after receiving a message from the FAA about a plane that lost contact around 10 miles south of Bakersfield. Both the FAA and National Tranportation Safety Board are investigating the crash site.