Pilot killed in plane crash at L.A. County fairgrounds was alone
The cause of the accident is unknown, said Ian McGregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The single-engine Mooney M20M was heading for Brackett Field, which is in La Verne adjacent to the fairgrounds, about 2:15 p.m. on the Fairplex racetrack.
The fairgrounds were closed.
The plane is registered to a law office in Pasadena.The pilot’s identity is being withheld until his family can be notified, McGregor said. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
-- Gale Holland
Photo: Investigators at the site of a small-plane crash at the county fairgrounds in Pomona. Credit: Dave J. Iannone / Associated Press