The pilot of a military aircraft of the time was killed during the plane crash in the mountains north of Los Angeles on Saturday, officials said.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said in a press release that the accident had occurred around 2:40 pm in the Santa Susana Mountains north of Porter Ranch.
The wreckage of the aircraft was discovered on "remote ground" by an LAFD rescue helicopter that brought a paramedic to the site.
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Firefighters said that the paramedic found the dead pilot in the debris field. Officials said that he was supposed to be the sole occupant of the plane at that time and that no fire had been reported on the site of the aircraft. ;accident.
The aircraft involved in the accident is a 1979 Nanchang CJ-6A single-engine aircraft with a replica of the US Army badge. This type of aircraft, however, was in fact a basic military training aircraft of Chinese construction.
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The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum stated that the aircraft was still used in general aviation and crop spraying.
"We think that more than 10,600 of all types have been built," the group notes. "An indeterminate number remains in military service around the world and more than 200 are in private hands."
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The LAFD stated that the identity of the pilot was not immediately made public. The accident is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.