Body found at wreckage identified as Truckee pilot | SierraSun.com

Body found at wreckage identified as Truckee pilot

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) ” Authorities have positively identified the body of a Truckee pilot found over the weekend in the wreckage of his small plane.

Clayton Beck, 37, was reported missing by his wife Wednesday after he failed to return from a flight that afternoon. He had taken off in an experimental plane from Truckee Tahoe Airport at 12:40 p.m.

Members of the Civil Air Patrol spotted the wreckage of the plane Saturday, about 25 miles north of Truckee near Sierraville, authorities said.

Beck, and his wife, Lisa, have two young sons. He was a fixture in the Truckee skiing community and trained Olympians Johnny Mosely and Shannon Bahkre.