Press Releases

Sunday 04/23/2017 3:24 PM - Plane Crash Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Plane Crash Update
Date and Time of Incident: 4-23-17, Approximately 9:10 AM
Place of Occurrence: 8300 block of Highway 46 East, Paso Robles

Victim Information: Javier Fernando Arango, 54 (DOB: 6-18-1962), Los Angeles
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has made a positive identification of the pilot of a plane that crashed on 4-23-17 in a field off Highway 46 East in rural Paso Robles. The pilot has been identified as 54-year-old Javier Fernando Arango of Los Angeles. Arango was the sole occupant of the plane which is described as a World War I replica biplane. The Sheriff's Office is conducting the death investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct the crash investigation. Representatives from those two federal agencies are en route to the scene.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Sunday 04/23/2017 3:25 PM