BRIERRE, Arnaud Andre Louis (1969-2005), pilot killed when his plane, an Avions Robin r [N216RN] crashed at Santa Catalina Island. He was 35 years old. A student survived the crash in a parachute, jumping at 2000 feet.
In the News~
September 1, 2005 [LAT]: “The pilot of a small, private plane died Wednesday when his aircraft crashed into the sea two miles off Santa Catalina Island, but a passenger survived and was rescued by a pleasure boat, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Robin Sport aircraft was flying from Long Beach to the Isthmus on Catalina when it developed engine problems, authorities said. The plane crashed two miles from Isthmus Harbor.”
September 3, 2005 [LAT]: “L.A. man, 35, was pilot killed in plane crash. A pilot killed when his small plane crashed off Santa Catalina Island was identified Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office as Arnaud Brierre, 35, of Los Angeles. A passenger survived the crash, which occurred Wednesday after the plane developed engine trouble, officials said.”