Deadly plane crash followed low-flying pass

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Updated: 6/29/2014 11:58 pm

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say a Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic made a low pass over co-workers before his small plane crashed at a Southern California dry lake bed, killing the pilot and his 8-year-old passenger.

Brian Lee died June 9 at El Mirage Dry Lake in San Bernardino County. The boy, Sebastian Grewal of Frazier Park, died several days later.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the accident took place during an off-duty gathering of firefighters, family and friends.

Federal investigators say Lee made two sightseeing flights with two of his daughters but on the third flight with the boy, he was asked to swoop over co-workers.

Investigators say he flew 100 feet from the ground and then made a climbing turn but the nose pitched down and the plane crashed.


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