Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Plane crashes inCaion area. yet The coroner's office is attempt mg V.to Identify • three people, probabiy,-, a' manj'^woman and child,, who. died yesterday at 2:56 p.m: in the crash of their light airplane in Oajon pass. The aircraft slammed into the side ;of M Cajon Pass. canyon, west-of the Barstow freeway, and burst into flames. The bodies were so badly burned that they could not be. immediately identified. . Authorities said Ihe Piper Tri- Pacer blocked all four, southbound lanes of Interstate . 15 when it crashed. Officials believe the plane was from the A Whittier man told the Sheriff'^ office that'he saw a light airplane flying very low over the : Devorei area, towards the fog- Mmutes later, ? -a.state highway crew saw the, flames of the burning airplane. Investigators believe- that- the pilot probably was trying to turn around and return - when 'foe lost alittude and hit the.hillside. , • A spokesman for the -coroner's office said that "positive identification had not been made this j afternoon "although we think we taow , wno \ vere _i_—— —.