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Mystery of 1965 California plane crash might finally be solved

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A lake lowered by drought and a happenstance test by a couple of guys with sonar equipment may have finally solved a 56-year-old California mystery.

Two men testing underwater sonar technology in Folsom Lake, about 30 minutes outside Sacramento, claim to have discovered a plane in the water’s depths — one that matches the description of an aircraft which went down in the area back in 1965.

“I saw something that was not normal,” said Tyler Atkinson, of the company Seafloor Systems, who along with coworker Jeff Riley was recently testing equipment in the lake.

Full story at the NY Post: Link

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and then

The article didn't touch on whether the remains of the three who died in the crash will be retrieved for burial.  It poses an interesting question for their family or families.

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They'll have to establish what plane it is first.

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The plane Seafloor technicians found appeared to resemble the one that was lost, but their imaging didn’t capture an aircraft number or a look inside the cabin, the TV station reports.

While it’s unclear exactly what plane was found, many local news outlets suspect it’s the Piper Comanche 250 that crashed into the water near Folsom Dam on New Year’s Day in 1965 after a midair collision.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/15/folsom-lake-plane-crash-california-drought

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