Authorities reported that one passenger was found dead after a thorough search for a tiny plane that crashed in a foggy area of Los Angeles on Saturday night.
At 11:20 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department posted a warning online. They stated that one victim was discovered at the accident site of the single-engine aircraft.
There was no quick way to identify the pilot, and it was thought that nobody else was aboard.
Fire department ground troops discovered the downed aircraft atop a steep slope at Beverly Glen Circle.
The jet was initially reported as missing by an air traffic controller. The plane was reportedly flying between Santa Monica Airport and Van Nuys Airport when the controller lost radar contact with it, according to a warning from the fire department just after 8 o’clock.
The agency said that there were no 911 calls reporting crashes.
Before a helicopter discovered a signal from an aircraft emergency position radio beacon near Beverly Glen Terrace and Beverly Glen Boulevard, ground crews and fire department helicopters searched for nearly an hour.
The Beverley Crest neighborhood near Mulholland Drive was then grid-searched by ground personnel while it was “shrouded in thick ground-level fog,” according to the department.
With help from the Federal Aviation Administration, Van Nuys Airport, Burbank Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and the U.S., searchers used data from the pilot’s cell phone provider.
The fire department reported to the Air Force.