Fri, Oct 05, 2007
Aircraft Impacts Interstate Median
Things are returning to normal along the I-15 corridor in
southern California, after morning rush-hour traffic was snarled by
an overnight plane crash that claimed the pilot's life.
The Associated Press reports a Piper PA28 impacted the median
separating the north- and southbound lanes of the interstate at the
crest of Cajon Pass at about 0100 Friday morning.
The plane's pilot was in contact with ATC shortly before
controllers lost radio and radar contact, according to FAA Western
Region spokesman Ian Gregor.
The aircraft departed from an unknown airport, en route to
Henderson, NV. The accident was called in shortly after 0600, San
Bernardino County Fire Department Supervisor Karen Humphreys
There was no post-impact fire. The pilot was found dead in the
Investigators are on scene to determine the sequence of events
that led to the fatal accident.
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