Pilot killed in crash was helping wounded veterans

Aug 29, 2015 2:39 PM

A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans.

Sixty-seven-year-old Channing Morse of San Diego died Thursday when his small plane crashed in a field in Llano (YAH'-noh) in the Antelope Valley. The area is near a glider flight training school.

Mors was a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project.

His sister says Morse's tow plane had just released a glider when his Piper PA-25 crashed.

Morse was an experimental test pilot and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate.

He's survived by his wife, a daughter and a grandchild.


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