Pilot’s body found in small plane wreckage in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of a pilot has been found in the wreckage of a small plane crash in the mountains north of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Kimberly Alexander said the Cessna 182 was found in Brown Mountain, in the Angeles National Forest above Altadena Sunday afternoon.

She said one body was found at the scene.

Crews on the ground and in the air had been looking for the aircraft after the plane was reported missing Sunday morning during a flight from San Diego to Santa Monica.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane was about 17 miles east of Van Nuys when contact was lost.

The search was hampered by low clouds earlier in the day.

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