Pilot and Passenger Dead in Small Plane Crash near Columbia Airport
SONORA, CA (February 5, 2020) – Two men were killed in a plane crash Wednesday evening in Tuolumne County, authorities said.
According to the sheriff’s office, the crash happened just after 6:00 p.m., in a field off the 21000 block of Springfield Road near the Columbia Airport. A single-engine Cessna 140A was involved in the crash.
Just before noon Thursday, authorities identified the victims as 73-year-old Robert Clough and 71-year-old Robert Parriott. Clough was the pilot, and both men were Sonora residents.
The men were returning from a business trip at the time. Their preliminary cause of death is major trauma, according to the coroner’s office.
The National Transportation Safety Board is working with the FAA to investigate the cause of the crash.
We express our deepest condolences to the families of Robert Clough and Robert Parriott during this time of grief.
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