SAN BERNARDINO, California (June 16, 2014) –– Sebastian Grewal, 8, of Frasier Park, has died just four days after the boy suffered injuries after the small plane he was riding in as a passenger crashed into the El Mirage Dry Lake recreation area, according to a press release by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner.
On June 9, Grewal had taken a ride in a small aircraft driven by a family friend, but the vehicle crashed and the pilot was killed about 11:15 a.m., the report said. Grewal initially survived the crash with major trauma to his head and upper body and was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was treated, but died four days later on June 13.
The aircraft’s pilot, Brian Lee, a Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic, died at the scene of the crash when the plane nosedived into the lake bed after what appears to be a mechanical problem, according to news reports. Lee was a friend of the boy’s family and they two families were camping together in the area.
The fatal plane crash is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and the National Transportation Safety Board, the report said.
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