Plane crash in Nevada kills two from Everett

Two people from Everett have been identified as those who died last weekend in a plane crash north of Reno, Nev.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified them as Paula Hincapie, 29, and Hector Moreno, 41.

The two were passengers in a small plane that crashed sometime over Memorial Day Weekend. Also killed was pilot Eric Ling, 47, of Roseburg, Ore.

The bodies were recovered on Wednesday, Washoe County sheriff’s deputy Armando Avina said. Their families had to be notified before their names could be released.

Investigators believe the single-engine Cessna took off on May 28 from an unknown location and never made its destination, Avina said.

The crash went undiscovered until Tuesday night, when a man told the sheriff’s office that he had spotted with his binoculars what looked like wreckage in the mountains.

Search and rescue crews from several counties made their way up to the site, Avina said. The crash occurred on Petersen Mountain, near the Nevada-California line, about 22 miles from downtown Reno.

The National Transportation Safety Board is spearheading the investigation, he said. Calls to the National Transportation Safety Board were not returned Friday.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

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