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Pilot killed in plane crash at L.A. County fairgrounds was alone

November 18, 2011 |  5:35 pm

The pilot who died Friday afternoon in a small-plane crash at the county fairgrounds in Pomona was flying alone, authorities said.

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.


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Photo: Investigators at the site of a small-plane crash at the county fairgrounds in Pomona. Credit: Dave J. Iannone / Associated Press