Human remains found in unidentified aircraft crash east of Jamul

LYONS VALLEY (KUSI) – At least one person is dead after a plane crashed in a remote area of San Diego County east of Jamul in a remote area on Oct. 4.

Cal Fire was notified that an airplane was in distress in the area of Lyons peak road and Lyons valley road.

The area is so remote that Cal Fire requested the sheriff’s helicopter to help them find the location of the crash.

The debris field was spread wide, so officials could not immediately identify what type of aircraft it was.

Cal Fire tells us the crash was not survivable and human remains have been found at the scene.

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.

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