ALTADENA (CBSLA.com) — A pilot who was killed when his small plane crashed near Altadena in the Angeles National Forest was identified Tuesday.
Thomas Bruff, 57, of San Diego, died at the scene of Sunday’s crash, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported. Bruff’s body was finally recovered after searchers were kept from reaching the crash site for nearly two days due to fog.READ MORE: Strong Winds Cause Power Outages Across SoCal, Over 70,000 Residents Impacted
The white Cessna 182 aircraft with blue stripes was located about 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the 4,000-foot level, about four miles north of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, sheriff’s officials said.READ MORE: Shooting Outside Family Dollar Store In South LA
The aircraft was flying from Montgomery Field in San Diego to Santa Monica when it crashed into Brown Mountain Sunday morning in cloudy conditions. The last radar contact was around 8:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: High Winds Topple Trees, Down Power Lines And Block Roads In Some Southland Neighborhoods
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