A single-engine plane from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose went missing Saturday afternoon near Bakersfield.
The plane, Piper PA32, disappeared from radar about 10 miles south of Bakersfield around 4 p.m. while flying from San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport to Las Vegas’s Henderson Executive Airport, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.
The FAA issued an alert and started the search-and-rescue process, said Gregor.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that debris from a plane was found in Bakersfield, on Panama Lane and Allen Road, by a patrol sergeant around 7:30 p.m, said Cmdr. Shaun Beasley.
The debris was found in an orchard, south of the road, said Beasley.
It was unknown if the debris was from the missing plane Saturday night.
No further information was available Saturday night.