'We are absolutely devastated'

'We are absolutely devastated'
HOMEDALE - Authorities say the plane wreckage from an aircraft missing since last Friday has been found in Eastern Oregon.

CBS 2 Eyewitness News sent a news photographer to the scene, where authorities confirmed they found the plane wreckage and three bodies at the accident.

The three people were listed on board as Jed Mingo, pilot, Jordan Mingo, 26, and Ron Mingo, 54, said Shelly Mingo, Jordan's wife who lives in Lehi, Utah.

Kirsten Montague, fiancee of Jed Mingo, said the police personally contacted family members in Utah.

"We are absolutely devastated," Montague said. "Jed and I were in the process of planning a wedding and building a home."

Montague said Jordan was the father of three young children - Chantelle, Mason and 3-month-old Landon. Ron was the father of six and had more than a dozen grandchildren.

Malheur County officials say they first responded to a report of a possible airplane crash in the Succor Creek National Park area.

Col. Don Butler with the Civil Air Patrol says the Navion Single Engine aircraft took off on Friday in Jerome and was heading for Ilwaco, Wash. Butler says they had indications that they may have headed to Nampa or Caldwell to land.

The plane was supposed to return to Jerome on Sunday but did not.