Wreckage of missing plane discovered on Mt. Baldy hillside

The wreckage of a small plane that was reported missing early Tuesday morning was found in the San Bernardino County mountains just north of Upland.

The single engine Piper PA-28 aircraft - which took off from Ontario Airport and headed for Riverside Airport, was reported missing around 4:30am - soon after the small aircraft lost radio contact with nearby air control towers.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue teams discovered the wreckage on a steep mountainside just to the north of Upland.

Authorities confirmed that the pilot was killed. It is still unknown if there were any passengers on board.

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