Bell Mountain, Apple Valley (photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
Bell Mountain, Apple Valley (photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

Plane Down Near Bell Mountain Determined to be Unfounded

APPLE VALLEY:( On Wednesday, May 11th at about 3:24 PM, dispatch received a report of a possible aircraft down.

The reporting party told dispatch he observed a plane doing acrobatics near Quarry Road and Dale Evans Parkway. The witness stated the plane suddenly disappeared and he saw what he felt was a plume of smoke/dust. Aside from the original reporting party, no other reports were made.

Sheriff’s Helicopter 40King and CHP helicopter H80 responded to assist. Helicopters searched a large area including Bell Mountain, Wal-Mart distribution Center, Apple Valley Airport

After an extensive search, the report was determined to be a false alarm.

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