Single-Engine Plane Crashes in Mojave Desert, CA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
By George Hatcher

small planeA single engine plane crashed into El Mirage Dry Lake in Adelanto, Mojave Desert, California.

According to Tracey Martinez, spokesperson of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the two-seater plane crashed into the dry lake bed at about 11:30 a.m. on June 9. She also said that the plane flipped several times before coming to rest.

Brian Lee, a 47-year-old Los Angeles Fire Department pilot and firefighter paramedic, died at the hospital. A boy believed to be under 10 years old, was injured and was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

The aircraft also sustained serious damage.

The cause of accident is under investigation.

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