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    Jim De Varennes (62) and Jill Young (63) killed in single-engine plane crash near Van Nuys Airport

    https://abc7.com/2-killed-in-plane-c...rport/6419382/



    VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed near Van Nuys Airport Friday afternoon.

    The Navion B plane crashed into a parking lot between some commercial buildings on the 6900 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue just to the west of the airport.

    It crashed around 3 p.m. shortly after departing from Van Nuys Airport, heading to Santa Ynez Airport, according to the FAA.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department was on scene to put out the fire from the wreckage.

    There were no reports of anyone on the ground being injured.

    The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...ified/2427456/

    Update the deceased pilot is identified as Jim De Varennes (62) in the Van Nuys airplane crash.

    Officials on Sunday released the name of the 62-year-old pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash just west of the Van Nuys Airport, a crash that also killed his passenger.

    The pilot was identified as Jim De Varennes of Pacific Palisades, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The name of his passenger, a female, will be released pending notification of next of kin, according to the coroner's office.

    The crash occurred at 3:04 p.m. Friday in a parking lot in the 6900 block of North Hayvenhurst Avenue, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    De Varennes and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

    A witness said the plane made a steep climb, stalled, then nose-dived into the ground.

    Preliminary information indicated that the single-engine Navion B plane had taken off from Van Nuys Airport and was heading for Santa Ynez Airport in Santa Barbara County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration's Ian Gregor, who says the plane caught fire after crashing.

    The LAFD responded to the scene and put out flames from the crash. No injuries or building damage were reported on the ground, but multiple reports said three vehicles suffered damage.

    “The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” Gregor said. “The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will determine the probable cause of the accident.”

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    Now the second person name has been released as Jill Young (56)

    https://mec.lacounty.gov/case-detail...ber=2020-08426

    JILL YOUNG
    October 21, 1956 - September 11, 2020
    (63 years ) Case Number
    2020-08426
    Case Status
    CLOSED
    Body Status
    READY
    Gender
    FEMALE
    Ethnicity
    CAUCASIAN
    Place of Death
    PARKING LOT
    Manner
    ACCIDENT
    Investigator
    MOSES
    Deputy Medical Examiner
    DR. OU
    Cause A
    MULTIPLE BLUNT TRAUMATIC INJURIES
    Cause B
    N/A
    Cause C
    N/A
    Cause D
    N/A
    Other Significant Conditions
    N/A
    https://mec.lacounty.gov/case-detail...ber=2020-08425

    JIM DE VARENNES
    April 25, 1958 - September 11, 2020
    (62 years )
    Case Number
    2020-08425
    Case Status
    CLOSED
    Body Status
    READY
    Gender
    MALE
    Ethnicity
    CAUCASIAN
    Place of Death
    PARKING LOT
    Manner
    ACCIDENT
    Investigator
    MOSES
    Deputy Medical Examiner
    DR. GUAN
    Cause A
    MULTIPLE BLUNT TRAUMATIC INJURIES
    Cause B
    N/A
    Cause C
    N/A
    Cause D
    N/A
    Other Significant Conditions
    N/A

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