Pilot killed in small plane crash at Hemet-Ryan Airport

HEMET, Calif. (KABC) -- A pilot was killed in the crash of a light aircraft at a Riverside County airfield.

The small plane ended up upside down in the accident Saturday around 9:30 a.m. at Hemet-Ryan Airport.

Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown told The Press-Enterprise the pilot was taken to Hemet Valley Hospital, where the coroner was called.

The aircraft was identified as a twin-engine AirCam, classified as experimental and homebuilt from a kit.

The pilot, believed to be the only person on board has not yet been identified.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate what caused the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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