Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes at Hemet-Ryan Airport: Report

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A small aircraft is seen upside-down at the Hemet-Ryan Airport on June 8, 2019. (Credit: Colton von Pertz)

A small aircraft is seen upside-down at the Hemet-Ryan Airport on June 8, 2019. (Credit: Colton von Pertz)

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The pilot of a small plane was killed after crashing at Hemet-Ryan Airport on Saturday morning, officials told The Press-Enterprise.

The home-built, twin-engine AirCam crashed soon after taking off from the airport at around 9:30 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The pilot was taken to the hospital, where the county coroner was called, The Press-Enterprise reported.

The plane—painted red, gold and silver—appeared upside-down on the runway. Police responded to the scene.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, Gregor said.

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