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Plane Overdue From Minden Airport Found; Body Found Inside

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Douglas County sheriff's officials say they've located the wreckage of a missing airplane and a body inside believed to be the pilot in the mountains about 14 miles southeast of Minden-Tahoe Airport.

Sgt. Jim Halsey said Thursday they have not yet confirmed that the victim is 46-year-old Keith Jorgenson of Gardnerville. Jorgenson took off from the airport about 5 p.m. Wednesday and hadn't been seen since.

An aircrew on a Washoe County sheriff's helicopter spotted the wreckage Thursday afternoon in the Mineral Valley area of the Pinenut Mountain Range. Halsey says Joregnson was the only person on the plane when it took off and he had planned to return by nightfall.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane is owned by James McFadden of Garnerville. (AP)

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