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Edgar Friederichs, 61, and Matthew Boutell, 21, killed in small-plane crash near Santa Paula, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 8:28pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Plane Crash In Orchard Kills Two Near Santa Paula

Firefighters found two people dead.

They said they found the plane in flames.

2 dead in plane crash in Southern California orchard

The site is in the agricultural Aliso Canyon area between the cities of Ventura and Santa Paula.

‘Homebuilt’ Aircraft Crashes, Bursts Into Flames Near Ventura; 2 Dead

Two people were on board when the aircraft went down; both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Ian McGregor, public affairs manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Pacific Division.

Their names, ages and genders have not been released.

CA: Two Killed in Ventura County Crash Identified

The Ventura County Medical Examiner said Friederichs lived in Castaic while Boutell was from Thousand Oaks.

Friederichs was piloting a single-engine VariEze aircraft when it crashed in an orchard near the 1600 block of Aliso Canyon Road north of Foothill Road on Saturday afternoon.

Pilot reported engine had quit before Saturday’s fatal plane crash, report says

Two witnesses on the ground said they heard the engine sputtering as the airplane dropped out of the sky, an investigator said.

People Involved: 
Edgar Friederichs
Matthew Boutell


Matthew is my son's youngest of 2 step brothers.  This is such a sorrowful event.  Jesus, please send angels of comfort and strength to Matthew's family.  They are wonderful people and fantastic parents.


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