Boy Critically Injured in Small Plane Crash in San Bernardino County Dies

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    A pilot was killed and a boy injured after a private plane crashed at El Mirage Dry Lake in San Bernardino County on Monday, June 9, 2014.

    An 8-year-old boy who was critically injured in a small plane crash in San Bernardino County earlier this week has died, coroner’s officials said Saturday.

    Sebastian Joshua Grewal of Frazier Park was clinging to life at Loma Linda University Medical Center after the crash at El Mirage Dry Lake.

    The pilot, Brian Lee, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department, also died.

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    Lee, who was an LAFD helicopter pilot and firefighter paramedic, was flying with Grewal in a single-engine Grumman AA-1A on Monay morning when it struck the ground and flipped several times, leaving a trail of debris more than 30 yards long. Sheriff’s officials said something caused the aircraft to nosedive.

    Lee and Grewal were airlifted to hospitals following the crash.

    Lee died of his injuries at the hospital Monday.

    Grewal sustained trauma to the head and upper body. Coroner’s officials said he died Friday.