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35-year-old man killed after plane crashes near San Bernardino mountains

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A 35-year-old man was killed in a plane crash near the San Bernardino mountains late Saturday night.

Witnesses reported hearing a plane sputter and crash around 8:20 p.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. After the crash, they reported seeing a red flash. 

Deputies and San Bernardino Police Department officers were dispatch to search the area, but because "the mountain area in question was not accessible" by vehicle or foot, the search was called off until Sunday. 

Aerial support was also unavailable due to the rain impacting Southern California. 

Sunday morning, the Sheriff's Aviation deployed and located the debris field in the mountains north of the Devil's Canyon area. 

Search and Rescue members were deployed to the scene, along with an investigator with the Coroner's Office, where they found the body of an adult male. 

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Blake Broadbent from Riverside.

Both the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident and working to determine what caused the crash. 

"A twin-engine Gulfstream AC95 crashed near Chino, California around 8:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 13. It is not yet known how many people were on board," said a statement from the FAA.

No further information was provided. 

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