Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes in La Jolla

Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes in La Jolla

Wreckage from a plane crash at Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, Calif., on Aug. 18, 2022. (Nic Coury/AP Photo)

City News Service

City News Service


Updated: 11/16/2023

SAN DIEGO—The pilot of a fixed wing single-engine Cessna P210 plane died when it crashed in a La Jolla neighborhood, police said Nov. 16.
The pilot radioed at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15, he was low on fuel when communication was lost, NBC 7 said.
The plane took off from a Concord airport at around 5:30 p.m. and tried to land at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa before continuing northwest toward La Jolla in rain and fog along the coast, the TV station said.
Police discovered the plane’s wreckage on a hillside south of La Jolla Village Drive and Gilman Drive using a drone unit at around 3 a.m. Nov. 16.
San Diego police said the pilot of the plane was the only person on board and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane’s registered owner is Michael M. Salour of Carlsbad.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.
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