BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they found five bodies among the wreckage of a plane that crashed in central California after sending a mayday call and disappearing from radar.

Kern County sheriff’s Sgt. Mark King said Sunday that the bodies have not been identified yet.

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Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says searchers located the debris in an orchard southwest of Bakersfield on Saturday evening.

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The single-engine Piper PA32 was heading from San Jose to Las Vegas and was last detected an estimated 10 miles south of Bakersfield.

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Gregor says aviation investigators are at the crash site.