The wreckage of a small plane with its dead pilot inside was found early today in the Lopez Canyon dump, officials said. The single-engine plane was found about 7 a.m. north of Lake View Terrace in the rural foothills of the northeastern San Fernando Valley, Fire Department spokesman Jim Williamson said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Fred O'Donnell said the plane was a Grumman AA5-A, a small metal aircraft.
The male pilot's name was not immediately available, Williamson said. The cause of the crash, which apparently happened overnight, was under investigation.