L.A. County Sheriff's Department

Pilot's body found in small plane wreckage in California

A pilot was found dead in the wreckage of a small plane crash in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles hours after it disappeared from radar amid foggy, cloudy conditions, authorities said Sunday.

Rescuers on the ground and in the air looked for the Cessna 182 for several hours before locating it on Brown Mountain, in the Angeles National Forest above Altadena, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Kimberly Alexander said.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, did not survive, she said.

The pilot's name has not been released.

The airplane was reported missing shortly after 9 a.m. during a flight from San Diego to Santa Monica. It was about 17 miles east...