Pilot In Fiery California Crash Identified As Utah Man
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport has been identified as a 48-year-old Utah man.
Fire officials say the plane was doing only 80 mph (128 kph) and was just 15 feet (4 meters) off the ground when it crashed.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane rolled to the left and caught fire. Video showed the aircraft burning in a fireball. The wings and tail were incinerated.
The cause is under investigation.