Three people killed in a plane crash near Lakeside, Calif., on Saturday have been identified as a husband and wife from Arizona and their teen-aged daughter.
William Arthur Stern Jr., 65, his wife, Jennifer, 53, and their daughter, Katelyn, 19, all perished when the four-seat, home-built Lancair IV-P plane they were flying home crashed, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office said. The family was returning to Phoenix when at about 10:15 a.m. the plane plunged into the Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve for reasons that are not yet known.
A group of hikers saw the crash and called 911. Witnesses told investigators the plane was involved in a kind of spinning motion moments before it struck the ground.
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