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Plane that crashed in SD owned by AZ man

Posted: December 30, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Updated: December 30, 2012 3:00 p.m.

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A home-built airplane that crashed in a San Diego County nature preserve, killing three members of an Arizona family, was owned by a Phoenix man.

The owner was 65-year-old William A. Stern, according to a Federal Aviation Administration registration number released Sunday.

Medical examiners have only said the dead included a 65-year-old man, his 53-year-old wife and their 19-year-old daughter.

The single-engine plane went down Saturday within Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve near Santee.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the four-seat Lancair IV-P had departed from San Diego's Montgomery Field en route to Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

The Lancair web site says the IV-P is one of a series of aircraft kits that are no longer in production.


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