Channing Morse. Photo via LinkedIn
Channing Morse. Photo via LinkedIn

Authorities on Friday identified a man who was killed when the single-engine airplane he was piloting crashed in a rural high desert area near Lake Los Angeles.

Channing Morse, 67, of San Diego died at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 12:15 p.m. Thursday near 165th Street East and East Avenue X in Llano, according to the coroner’s office and the county fire department.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash, the single-engine Piper PA25 was not carrying any passengers.

The plane did not catch fire when it went down in a vacant field, the county fire department reported.

— City News Service

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