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February 7, 2013
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Coroner at site of missing plane's wreckage

Investigators and a coroner are at the site of a fatal airplane crash in Mineral Valley east of Carson Valley this evening.

Douglas County Sheriff's Spokesman Sgt. Jim Halsey confirmed the wreckage was that of a Cessna 172 that failed to return to Minden-Tahoe Airport after taking off at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

While the sheriff's office has yet to identify the single person found dead with the wreckage, it is feared to be Minden pilot Keith Jorgenson, 46.

Jorgenson didn't file a flight plan when he took off on Wednesday, expecting to return by nightfall. When he didn't return, searchers …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 7, 2013 09:16PM Published Feb 7, 2013 09:15PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.