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One Killed After Light Plane Crashes into Lyons Peak
« on: October 05, 2022, 05:41:27 AM »
(thoughts go out to the family, RIP)

Emergency crews responding to a report of a possible plane crash Tuesday in the remote, rugged southern reaches of San Diego County found the widely scattered wreckage of a light aircraft and human remains.

Firefighters discovered the site of the aviation accident shortly after 1:30 p.m. on a rocky cliff face on the eastern side of Lyons Peak in the Lyons Valley area, east of Jamul, according to Cal Fire.

The type of plane that went down was not immediately clear, though a home-built aircraft being flown by a solo pilot was reported missing out of Gillespie Field in El Cajon earlier in the day, said Thomas Shoots, a fire captain with the state agency.

The search began at about 12:45 p.m., after a caller reported seeing a plane apparently crash to the ground off the 17900 block of Lyons Valley Road.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were called in to investigate the accident, an FAA spokesman said.


from what I could find out about the plane"
Registrant Name   CORNFORD CRAIG H   
Registrant City   SAN DIEGO       Registrant State   CA
Registrant Zip Code   921114205       Country   UNITED STATES
Region   Western-Pacific       Registrant Type   Individual
Fract Owner           Certificate Issue Date   2020-05-15
Status   N-Number Assigned and Registered
Serial Number   M-II-2283       Aircraft Type   Fixed wing single engine
Mode S Code   53034504       Year Mfr   2020
Aircraft Category   Land       Builder Certification   Not Type Certificated
Number Engines   1       Number Seats   2
Aircraft Weight   CLASS 1       Aircraft Cruising Speed   0
Airworthiness Classification   Experimental       Approved Operation Codes   Amateur Built
Engine Manufacturer   LYCOMING   
Engine Model Name   IO-360-A1A       Engine Type   Reciprocating
Engine Horsepower/Thrust   0       Fuel Consumed   0.00