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Plane crashes near Benton Airpark


August 27, 2020                12:30 pm



On August 27, 2020 at approximately 0647 hours, Redding Police Officers along with Redding Fire Department and CHP personnel responded to a plane crash in the greenbelt area north of Placer Drive across from Benton Airpark. Emergency personnel located and evacuated two injured victims. Two other victims were located inside the aircraft and were declared deceased on scene.


The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The names of those involved have not been released pending confirmations and notifications from the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.




Contact:         Sergeant Eric Forsberg #302

Redding Police Department


Reviewed:      Sergeant Todd Cogle #301