- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clouds over Southern California are preventing recovery of the body of a pilot from a plane crash site in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Boese (BAY-see) says the cloud cover Monday is too low to airlift a recovery team into the extremely rugged area.

The pilot’s name has not been released.

The single-engine Cessna 182 was flying from Montgomery Field in San Diego to Santa Monica when it crashed into Brown Mountain Sunday morning when weather conditions were also cloudy. The last radar contact was around 8:30 a.m.

Six search-and-rescue teams worked for hours to locate the plane. After clouds cleared, a sheriff’s helicopter crew spotted it around 4 p.m.

The site is northeast of Los Angeles, about 4 miles from suburban Altadena.


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