By Associated Press - Saturday, January 18, 2014

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are working with sonar experts to search for the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Folsom Lake nearly 50 years ago.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department says the search is being led by Gene and Sandy Ralston, who used sonar to find the body of a woman missing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta earlier this month.

The Sacramento Bee ( says the search is being conducted on behalf of Frank Wilcox, whose brother was aboard the plane when it collided with another plane in mid-air and crashed on Jan. 1, 1965. Four people were aboard the aircraft, but only one body was recovered at the time.

The Ralstons launched their search Thursday with assistance from the El Dorado and Placer county sheriff’s departments.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

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