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Plane Down Near Bell Mountain Determined to be Unfounded



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

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.