Names released in fatal plane crash

DINSMORE, Ca. (KIEM) – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office released the names of four people who passed away in a tragic airplane crash that happened off Route 36 near Dinsmore.

The victims are:

69 year old Henry Punt of Los Angeles County.

63 year old Steve Sanz of Orange County.

56 year old Jaquie Ann Figg of San Bernadino County.

62 year old John Malinowski of Sacramento County.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the F.A.A. and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Highway 36 has been reopened.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the other emergency response teams, witnesses, and local residents that helped with the incident.