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RSO identifies pilot killed in Desert Center plane crash


The Riverside County Coroner's Bureau has identified a pilot killed in a plane crash in Desert Center on Monday night.

John Brent Stackhouse of Canyon Lake died at an unspecified time on Monday night. The crash was reported shortly before 6 a.m. An age for Stackhouse was not provided by the Coroner's Bureau.

On Tuesday, RSO confirmed that one person died in a plane crash south of Interstate 10 near Desert Center on Monday night.

On Monday shortly before 6 PM, deputies assigned to the Colorado River Sheriff's Station responded to an area of open desert a half-mile to the south of Interstate 10 near Corn Springs Road for a report of a plane crash.

An initial sweep of the area could not locate a crash site because of "darkness, terrain, and remote area", according to RSO. A more extensive search with the aid of an RSO helicopter helped determine the location of a downed plane, and ground personnel responded.

The origin of the plane and the cause of the crash are under investigation.

Stay with News Channel 3 for the latest updates on this developing story.

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