- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - Officials say dive teams have discovered the bodies of two Vancouver, Washington, residents who were missing after a plane crash in the Columbia River near Astoria.

The Columbian newspaper reports (https://goo.gl/2cac0F ) Clatsop County Search and Rescue divers found the bodies of John McKibbin and Irene Mustain among plane wreckage Friday afternoon.

McKibbin’s body was recovered. Mustain’s wasn’t recovered due to the position of the fuselage and the damage it sustained. The sheriff’s office says she will be recovered once proper equipment is available.

Former state representative McKibbin was last seen Wednesday afternoon when he and family friend Mustain took off in an antique plane from Vancouver to scatter the ashes of her deceased husband.

The U.S. Coast Guard soon after got reports of a small plane crashing in the Columbia River.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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