SALTON CITY-A missing aircraft call was received on September 19, 2014 around 2:47 pm. The aircraft was reported missing from a family member of the pilot when the plane did not land at the Borrego Springs Airport.
The Aircrafts crash site was located 5 hours after call was received approximately 4 miles east of Borrego Springs by Borrego Springs Police Department. Pilot of the aircraft was solo at time of the accident. The pilot of the plane who did not survive the crash was a 69 year old male a Rancho Santa Margarita resident.
The Aircrafts description was a white/black with blue Cessna 162. If you have any information on the accident of the aircraft please contact the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at (800)851-3051 or the Borrego Springs Police Department at (760) 767-5656