EL MIRAGE — One man has died after a single engine aircraft crashed at the dry lake bed here Saturday morning, authorities said.
According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Jodi Miller, a gyrocopter crashed at El Mirage Dry Lake just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the call about “a possible plane down” at 8:51 a.m. and upon arrival, located the single occupant aircraft at the location.
The victim, a male adult, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin, Miller said.
The Sheriff’s Aviation 40K has responded to the incident and is currently investigating along with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
No additional information was immediately available Saturday.
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