Downed Private Plane Claims Two Lives in Colusa

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On Jan. 7 at 12:15 PM, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Federal Aviation Administration of a possible downed private aircraft approximately two and a half miles south of Colusa. Reports indicated there were two adult males on board as well as a dog.

Colusa County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Sheriff’s Air Squadron responded to the Wescott Road area and found a badly injured dog along the roadway and evidence of wreckage in a water retention pond adjacent to flooded rice lands.

The Sheriff’s Dive team was called to the scene and located two deceased male subjects among the wreckage. No other remains were located.

The deceased were identified as Jeffery Thomas Webber, 66 years old of Healdsburg, Ca., and Lionel J. Robin, 71 years old of Arnaudville, La.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board have been requested to investigate the cause of the accident.

If anyone had witnessed this incident, we ask that they contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 458- 0200.