LA paramedic killed, boy hurt in plane crash

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ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small private plane has crashed on a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, killing a veteran Los Angeles paramedic and critically injuring a boy flying with him.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says Brian Lee, a paramedic and helicopter pilot with more than 25 years’ experience, was off duty when the plane crashed around 11:15 a.m. Monday at El Mirage Dry Lake in San Bernardino County. He was 47.

A 7- to 8-year-old boy in the plane is hospitalized in critical condition. His name and relationship to Lee have not been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Grumman AA-1A had taken off from and was planning to land on the lake bed.

Authorities tell KNBC-TV that it nosedived and flipped several times after crashing.

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