YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -Ground searchers found the wreckage Monday of a plane carrying nine skydivers and a pilot that crashed in the rugged central Washington Cascades.

There was no immediate word on whether there were any survivors.

The aircraft was found about 7:40 p.m. PDT and searchers were able to verify by serial numbers that it was the missing aircraft, said Yakima County Emergency Management spokeswoman Tina Wilson.

The missing Cessna 208 Grand Caravan left Star, Idaho, near Boise, Sunday evening en route to Shelton, Wash., northwest of Olympia, but did not arrive as scheduled. The plane was returning from Idaho when it disappeared.

The plane was en route to Shelton, Wash., on Sunday night, but never arrived, said Mike Fergus of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The names of those on board were not released.


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