Plane Crash in Mojave Desert Killed 8-Year-Old Frasier Park Boy

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An investigation continued Sunday into a plane crash that killed an 8-year-old boy and an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter near El Mirage Lake in the Mojave Desert.


The plane crashed in a dry lake bed after doing several barrel rolls, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. (Credit: Newspro)

The small, private plane crashed for unknown reasons on June 9, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

The 8-year-old passenger was identified as Sebastian Grewal of Frasier Park by the coroner’s office.

He was critically injured, suffering trauma to the head and upper body, and transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center where he died Friday, the coroner’s office stated.

The 47-year-old helicopter pilot, firefighter and paramedic Brian Lee died Monday.

Lee unsuccessfully tried to land the plane after unknown factors caused it to nosedive then do several barrel rolls, sheriff’s Cpl. Randy Naquin said.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash, according to the coroner’s office.