A plane went down in the Santa Susana Mountains in Los Angeles County, leaving one person dead on Saturday, June 15.
Television helicopter coverage showed the aircraft with vintage war plane insignia.
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The crash took place roughly two miles north of Porter Ranch at about 2:40 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Paramedics found the sole occupant of the single-engine, two-seat plane that crashed dead amidst the wreckage of the aircraft. That person’s identity was not immediately made public.
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No other injuries were reported, and no fire was burning at the crash site as of Saturday afternoon, Humphrey said.
Information regarding what might have caused the plane to go down was not immediately released. The Federal Aviation Administration will handle the investigation into the incident, which officials said may prove to be in the county’s jurisdiction.
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