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James Harlan, 57, and his son, Dylan Harlan, 15, killed in small-plane crash in Santa Rosa Valley in Ventura County, California

Modified Date: 
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 5:46am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Two Dead After Small Plane Crashes In Southern California

He says two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Parker said it appeared they were the only occupants of the small plane.

Father, son die in California small plane crash

The crash of the single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee on Sunday afternoon killed the two people aboard. Although they were not identified, a Ventura County Sheriff’s office said they were a father, 57, and a son, 15, from nearby Calabasas.

Father and Son Killed in Plane Crash Near Camarillo Identified

The crash was reported about 4 p.m. on private property in the 2700 block of Marvella Court, the Ventura County Fire Department reported.   

Engine 'sputtered' before June 4 fatal plane crash, report says

Harlan’s single-engine Piper PA028 Cherokee “then began a 180-degree left turn, tracking back past the arena and to the northwest.” Harlan’s daughter said “she could see her brother in the front left seat as the airplane passed by,” the report stated.   

Mother, Sister of Teen Killed in Plane Crash Suing Estate of Pilot

Kirsten Doss, the mother of the late Dylan Harlan, and her daughter, who is herself now 15, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against the estate of James Harlan as well as Alan Hermanson and Mark Johnson, identified in the complaint as owners along with the James Harlan estate of the Piper Cherokee that crashed near Moorpark on June 4, 2017.


People Involved: 
James Harlan
Dylan Harlan

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