Ted Dopler and Jody Smith Killed in Plane Crash on South Mountain Road in Santa Paula

Ted Dopler and Jody Smith Killed in Plane Crash on South Mountain Road in Santa Paula

ON April 10, 2018

Small experimental aircraft resulted in double fatality plane crash

According to a news report from VC Star, a plane crash occurred Saturday, March 31st 2018, at about 2:00 p.m., on 17800 South Mountain Road in Santa Paula, leaving two people dead.

In addition, the report stated that a two-seater RV-6A built from a Van’s Aircraft Inc. kit departed from Rosamond Skypark in Antelope Valley. The aircraft narrowly missed several homes in the area and clipped a storage container and wall as it crashed into a ranch property, as stated in the article.

Furthermore, Ted Dopler, 60, of Palmdale, and Jody Smith, 58, of Lancaster died of multiple blunt force injuries from the accident, as report by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office.

Currently, this incident is under review in an ongoing investigation by the authorities, and further details will be reviewed and released to the public as it is determined.  

Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.

We of the May Firm extend our deepest condolences to the victims affected by this unfortunate traffic accident. Our hearts sink upon hearing news of this accident and will keep the victims in our hearts and prayers.

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