CALABASAS, Calif. — Los Angeles County authorities have released the names of two people who were killed in a collision with another plane that ended with one aircraft crashing and the other landing on a golf course.
Coroner’s Lt. Joe Bale tells City News Service the dead are 69-year-old Cheryl Jolene Strawn and 63-year-old Christopher Wade.
Their Cessna 172, which departed from Santa Monica Airport, collided with another on April 29 over the Santa Monica Mountains. Authorities say one plane made an emergency landing on the Westlake Golf Course and all three people aboard were injured, one seriously.
The second plane crashed and burned on a ridge near Calabasas, west of Los Angeles. Both people aboard died.
The National Transportation Safety Board says everyone on the planes was a trained pilot.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.