SANTEE, California – An Arizona family of three were killed Saturday morning in a small airplane crash into the remote Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve, according to a report by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office.
William Arthur Stern Jr., 65, of Arizona was flying a Lancair IV-P turbine aircraft just after 10 a.m. on December 29 when for unknown reasons it fell from the sky and struck a hillside just west of Route 67 and east of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, according to the coroner and news reports.
His wife Jennifer Jane Stern, 53, and daughter Katelyn Jane Stern, 19, were passengers in the aircraft that left Montgomery Field in San Diego and was on route to take the family home to the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash to determine its cause.
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