Javier Fernando Arango, 54, dies when replica World War I era biplane crashes in Paso Robles, California

Modified Date: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 4:33pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

Spokesman Tony Cipolla says the pilot, the only person aboard, died at the scene in Paso Robles, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. The pilot has not been identified.

Sheriff's department photos show the plane on its side with broken wings and a crumpled front end.

Authorities release identity of man killed in Paso Robles plane crash

He has been identified as Javier Fernando Arango, 54, of Los Angeles.

Arango was piloting a replica World War I biplane when he crashed near Paso Robles. He was the sole occupant of the plane and died on scene.

According to friends, Arango was a prominent figure in the aviation community and an avid collector and historian of antique planes.

People Involved: 
Javier Fernando Arango

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