RIDGECREST – A 65-year-old Palmdale man died in a single-engine plane crash Saturday in the Dove Springs area, just west of Highway 14, according to authorities.
The man was reportedly identified as Richard Hames Crosley and was the only one aboard the homebuilt two-seat aircraft.
According to a press report issued by the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, around 1:15 p.m. Saturday, deputies responding to a call of a possible plane crash, located wreckage from a single engine small plane. Deputies cordoned off the area and a short time later discovered the plane was occupied by one person who was deceased at the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were notified and the crash is currently under investigation.