Search and rescue personnel were called out at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a downed Cessna airplane about three miles northeast of Spooner Summit toward Hobart Reservoir.
The Civil Air Patrol reported the crash at 2:15 p.m. after the pilot notified them.
Units on scene had trouble locating the crash site initially due to dense terrain.
Searchers discovered the plane at approximately 2:45 p.m. near Kings Canyon Road after the pilot called 911, and authorities were able to get latitude and longitude coordinates from there.
The three passengers on board the plane are reportedly uninjured.
Kings Canyon Road was shut down to traffic.