Coroner: no IDs yet on Fresno plane crash victims
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The Fresno County coroner has not identified two victims of a small aircraft that crashed near a downtown Fresno airport, saying the bodies were badly burned.
The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/Ka619A ) that Fresno County Coroner David Hadden on Friday said there were no dental records or DNA available to help them more quickly identify the bodies, which included a 9-year-old child.
Federal records showed the Cessna 172 plane was owned by George Novinger of Tehachapi, who was not on board.
Mano Lujan, general manager of a restaurant that Novinger owns, told the Bee that Novinger lent the plane to a friend.
The aircraft crashed Thursday about 800 feet west of Fresno's Chandler Airport.
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com