Pilot dies after plane crashes in the Santa Susana Mountains near Porter Ranch
PORTER RANCH (KUSI) – A small plane crashed in the Santa Susana Mountains about two miles north of Porter Ranch today, and the man who was the sole occupant was found dead inside, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 2:40 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. It was near Limekiln Canyon Road and Sesnon Boulevard, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Sims said.
The plane was described as a privately owned, propeller-driven fixed-wing, two-seater aircraft, Humphrey said. The plane was a Nanchang China CJ6 aircraft, according to FAA
spokesman Allen Kenitzer.
The circumstances of the crash are unknown, Kenitzer said. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. An LAFD paramedic was lowered from a helicopter to the debris field and found the pilot dead. There was no fire and no other injuries were reported, Humphrey said.