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Small plane took off from Tehachapi, crashed near Lake Hughes

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 20:27:44-05

A small plane traveling from Tehachapi to Torrance crashed near Lake Hughes on January 12 under unknown circumstances, according to the FAA.

Members of Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing located the wreckage of a missing aircraft Wednesday morning in the mountains near Lake Hughes in Los Angeles County. 

The Mooney M20J crashed eight miles west of the lake.

No flight plan was filed and the plane's intended destination was unclear.

Local authorities said only one pilot was onboard. There were no survivors.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating.