No Survivors Found in Skydiving Plane Crash

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- No survivors.

That's the word from an emergency official in Washington state, where ground searchers found the wreckage of a missing skydiving plane carrying 10 people.

Jim Hall, the director of Yakima Valley Emergency Management, says it appears that the airplane crashed at a fairly high speed in the central Cascades.

The Cessna 208 Grand Caravan disappeared after leaving Star, Idaho, near Boise, Sunday evening en route to Shelton, Washington. It was returning from a skydiving meet in Idaho. Ground searchers following the smell of fuel located the wreckage Monday night. A serial number verified that it was the missing aircraft.

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