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Pilot in fatal crash identified as San Clemente resident

July 28, 2010 |  5:35 pm

The pilot killed in a small-plane crash Tuesday morning near Oceanside Municipal Airport has been identified as Edward Judd, 83, of San Clemente, a retired airline pilot.

The twin-engine Beechcraft had apparent engine trouble just after takeoff and crashed nose-down in a ravine east of the airport and south of California 76. Judd was the only person aboard, officials said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego