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Man killed in Oceanside plane crash had cocaine, marijuana in his system

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 20:25:32-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A medical examiner’s report gives new details about an Oceanside plane crash in January.

According to the report, 58-year-old Raymond Petty Jr. had cocaine and marijuana in his system at the time of the crash.

Initial reports indicated that Petty was the pilot, but the Oceanside Police Department said it was possible to fly the plane from either seat.

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Another man inside the plane at the time of the crash survived.

The plane crashed into a hillside off State Route 76 near Canyon Drive in late January.

Heavy fog in the area blanketed the crash site, preventing it from being spotted for several hours. A woman on her way to work spotted the wreckage and called police.