A pilot was killed in a plane crash in the East San Diego County mountains close to Jamul on Tuesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.
The plane hit the northwest side of Lyons Peak close to Granite Oaks Road and Lyons Peak Road around 12:42 p.m. and the wreckage was found about an hour later in a remote area, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
After the sheriff's department helicopter located the debris, Cal Fire crews had to cut through the brush to access the crash site.
The pilot's body was found among the wreckage, according to Cal Fire Capt. Thomas Shoots. The pilot has not been identified.
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A small, experimental plane with tail number N887QR with a pilot and no passengers left Gillespie Field and never returned to the airfield earlier in the afternoon. It was reported missing to Cal Fire, according to Capt. Shoots.
Investigators have yet to identify the crashed plane because of the extensive debris field, Shoots said, so they can't confirm the missing plane is the plane that crashed.
The missing plane was flying 216 mph at 4,400 feet east of Jamul when FLIGHTAWARE, an online flight-tracking database, lost track of it.
The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted out Tuesday night that they were investigating a crashed Mustang II airplane in Jamul.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were both notified of the crash, the Sheriff's Department said.
This is a developing story and NBC 7 will update this page as more information comes. Keep checking back for more details.