- Associated Press - Monday, June 4, 2018

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a plane crash in California’s Mojave Desert (all times local):

2:31 p.m.

A plane that crashed in the Mojave Desert was a single-engine turboprop undergoing testing by its developer.

Earle Boyter, a North American official of Australia’s GippsAero, says both occupants successfully deployed their parachutes Monday and are OK.

Boyter says the GA10 aircraft was likely destroyed.

The aircraft was reported down shortly after noon 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Edwards Air Force Base. It had taken off from Mojave Air and Space Port.


1:19 p.m.

Authorities say a plane has crashed in the Mojave Desert west of California’s Edwards Air Force Base.

Base spokeswoman Michelle Thomas says the plane was not an Air Force aircraft but the crash 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of the base did occur in Edwards’ airspace.

Kern County Fire Department Captain Matthew Wiggins says two people on board escaped the crash but he did didn’t have any information on their conditions. He said the two were the plane’s only occupants.

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