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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2019 08:51 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/17/2019 10:15 PM
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Lake Tulloch Plane Crash Update...Plane Located in 110 Feet of Water & Recovery Underway

Copperopolis, CA June 16, 2019 at about 11:40 AM, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a plane crash near Poker Flat shoreline at Lake Tulloch. The plane was observed flying low over the lake when it was reportedly hit some high tension power lines and entered the water. The plane immediately became fully submerged before witnesses could get to the plane. The plane is described as a single engine yellow aircraft. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, Department Fish and Wildlife, Cal-Fire, Copperopolis Fire, and Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office responded and continued to search the area with negative results. Search efforts continued throughout the night.

On 06/17/19 at 0800 hours, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, Tuolumne County, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Amador County continued the search efforts and brought additional resources consisting of Sonar and a submersible remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to assist in locating the aircraft and pilot. Additional resources are being requested through OES for underwater resources.

The plane reportedly left out of Stanislaus County and was enroute to Tuolumne County. The pilot’s name will not be released, until his next of kin is notified. Search efforts are continuing.

UPDATE- On 06/17/19 at about 1200 hours, the aircraft was located about 110’ feet below the surface of the lake through the use of sonar equipment and later confirmed with the use of an underwater remote operated vehicle. Additional resources have been requested to recover the aircraft and contents due to the water depth.

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Posted on: 2019-06-18 07:12:20   By: Anonymous
How deep are the fish ?

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    Posted on: 2019-06-18 10:18:50   By: Anonymous
    Fish are very deep. Try conversing with one sometime.

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      Posted on: 2019-06-18 10:49:33   By: Anonymous
      Why is not mentioned that family and friends were filming the plane going thru stunts?

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        Posted on: 2019-06-18 15:34:55   By: Anonymous
        That's a good question. Why would that sort of thing be allowed around so many homes? Is it not frowned upon in pilot training to respect privacy of homeowners?

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        Posted on: 2019-06-19 18:38:23   By: Anonymous
        So what if they were? Stunts? You're a moron.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-18 16:43:28   By: Anonymous
I can see the pilot sitting in the seat.

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    Posted on: 2019-06-19 18:45:16   By: Anonymous
    At least he is not hiding behind some anonymous post. Lets see you suffer from low self esteem,probably have some sort of addiction,you were raised by one or two overbearing parents and your stuck in a dead end job that has no rewarding qualities.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-18 16:44:16   By: Anonymous
The crabs are eating good.

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Posted on: 2019-06-18 20:40:38   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2019-06-19 07:05:46   By: Anonymous
    ^^^this guy really wants to peel off the pant suit and mount old hillary. It explains the obsession and determination. Slide up in that lying crooked cheating hillary haha man, we all know you want to. Yummy..

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      Posted on: 2019-06-19 08:36:23   By: Anonymous
      I really want to bang you instead :-)

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        Posted on: 2019-06-21 17:38:40   By: Anonymous
        My God these people are nasty, brutal, and just plain awful. However, they speak the language of today and it’s terrible. I asked a person once, “ why do you use that kind of language” he said, “ it don’t mean nuth’n. I don’t give a F, why should you?” You know, I couldn’t tell him why in any words he would have understood. I just felt sorry for those who are like him. I know language skills are difficult. Life is a challenge and speaking is the first thing we learn from our parents, then our friends......oh, I see. Excuse the ring.

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