Body of North Tahoe pilot, wreckage found off coast |

Body of North Tahoe pilot, wreckage found off coast

Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A wrecked plane and the body of its pilot have been raised from the ocean floor nearly a week after it crashed off the Southern California coast, authorities said Friday.

The smashed wreckage of the plane adits pilot were pulled Thursday from about 180 feet of water off the coast of Campus Point, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said.

The single-engine Cessna 182 Skylane went down Sunday shortly after taking off from Santa Barbara Airport on a flight to Truckee in the Lake Tahoe area.

It went down about two miles from Campus Point, which is located on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus.

Also recovered was the body of the pilot, identified as 61-year-old Deborah Nicholson. She was an attorney from the Lake Tahoe area and very active in the community, the Tribune recently reported

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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