Two Dead in Eastern Kern County Plane Crash

Two Dead in Eastern Kern County Plane Crash

UPDATE: The second victim of the crash has been identified as 31-year-old David Joseph Moynihan of San Diego. ORIGINAL:

Two people have died in a plane crash in eastern Kern County Friday afternoon.

At approximately 2:15pm, KCSO, CHP Mojave, and Kern County Fire responded to the area of Garlock Road and Highway 395 about halfway between California City and Ridgecrest. Erica Bain with Kern County Fire says when they arrived, two people were found deceased in an on-fire two-seater plane. Fire Crews were able to knock down the blaze quickly.

One victim of the two deceased occupants has been identified as 68-year-old Hal Derwin Wood of Murrieta . The other victim remains a John Doe at this time.

The NTSB and FAA will be handling the investigation.