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Jim De Varennes and Jill Young killed in small plane crash into parking lot on North Hayvenhurst Avenue in Van Nuys, California
Preliminary information indicates that the single-engine Navion B plane had taken off from Van Nuys Airport and was heading for Santa Ynez Airport in Santa Barbara County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Ian Gregor, who says the plane caught fire after crashing.
The Navion B plane crashed into a parking lot between some commercial buildings on the 6900 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue just to the west of the airport.
The pilot was identified as Jim De Varennes of Pacific Palisades, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The name of his passenger, a female, will be released pending notification of next of kin, according to the coroner's office.