The pilot who died in a Saturday single-engine plane crash on a hill in Beverly Crest has been identified by the county coroner’s office as a 38-year-old man from Woodland Hills.

Alon Inditzky was killed when the Cessna C172 crashed around 8 p.m. into the steep hillside of the 3000 block of Beverly Glen Circle in Beverly Crest. No other casualties were reported.

The pilot departed from Crown Aero Airport (Bermuda Dunes) in the Palm Springs area for Camarillo Airport in Ventura County, but was diverted to Van Nuys Airport. At around 8 p.m., air traffic controllers asked the Los Angeles Fire Department to check the area near Stone Canyon Road and Mulholland Drive, just east of the 405 freeway, after they lost radar contact with the aircraft, firefighters said.

There were no 911 calls regarding the crash, the LAFD said in a statement. LAFD helicopters and ground staff searched the foggy area for nearly an hour before finding the wreckage around 11.20pm after crews tracked the plane’s distress beacon.

The crash site was just above a house in the 3000 block of Beverly Glen Circle. Joubin Solemani was at home with his family when he heard a loud noise. He said the plane missed a water tower and at least two houses.

One person was killed in a plane crash in Sylmar on Wednesday April 20, 2022.

“We thought it might have been a car accident. But we looked outside and saw nothing. We didn’t know what it was,” Solemani said Sunday. “Then the search and rescue teams arrived and they were all over the hill.

Details on the cause of the accident were not available Monday morning. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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