The wreckage of a small aircraft was discovered Wednesday within the Angeles Nationwide Forest close to Lake Hughes, and the mangled pilot’s physique was discovered on the crash scene.
Federal authorities started making an attempt to unravel the thriller of why the plane went down in tough terrain on the deliberate flight to Torrance airport.
The doomed aircraft is believed to be the plane that was reported lacking final Thursday whereas en route from Tehachapi to Torrance, in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration.
The pilot was about forty-50 years previous, based on the coroner’s workplace. His identify was withheld pending notification of his family members.
The sheriff’s Santa Clarita Station was notified of the invention of the wreckage close to Pine Canyon Street and Forest Route.
“A Mooney M20J, which was the topic of a search … was touring from Tehachapi to Torrance,” stated Allen Kenitzer of the FAA. “This seems to be the lacking plane from (Thursday). Native authorities say that solely the pilot was on board.”
The FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board will examine the crash.
—Metropolis Information Service
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