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Pilot Channing Morse, 67, killed in airplane crash in Llano, California

Modified Date: 
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:25pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pilot killed in Southern California desert plane crash

A small plane has crashed in the high desert northeast of Los Angeles, killing the pilot. Authorities say the single-engine Piper PA25 crashed shortly after noon Thursday in a field in Llano in the Antelope Valley. The aircraft is owned by a glider training school that operates out of a nearby airport. The pilot was the only person on board.

Pilot killed in crash was helping wounded veterans

A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans. Mors was a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project. Sixty-seven-year-old Channing Morse of San Diego died Thursday when his small plane crashed in a field in Llano (YAH'-noh) in the Antelope Valley. His sister says Morse's tow plane had just released a glider when his Piper PA-25 crashed. Morse was an experimental test pilot and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate.

San Diego man killed in plane crash was volunteer

Morse's sister said in a media report that the U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and Vietnam helicopter pilot was giving free glider rides to wounded soldiers when the crash occurred.
People Involved: 
Channing Morse
Roadway: 
Antelope Valley
City: 
Llano, CA

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