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Garrett Engler Dies in Plane Crash near El Capitan Reservoir

“Investigation Ongoing”

LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA (October 31, 2017) – Garrett Engler was tragically killed in a small plane crash on October 21st, in an accident that also claimed the life of Peter Gillcrist.

The accident happened on Saturday afternoon, near the El Capitan Reservoir. Garrett Engler had booked a package with Sky Combat Ace, a company that deals with air combat simulations. Garrett went up in an EXTRA EA 300 aerobatics plane, along with pilot Peter Gilchrist. The plane crashed just a half hour after take off, landing near the El Capitan Reservoir.

Garrett Engler and Peter Gilchrist were both tragically killed in the accident. This is not the first fatal accident for Sky Combat Ace. in 2016, two people were killed in a crash very similar to the one that claimed the lives of Garrett Engler and Peter Gilchrist.

Saturday’s accident remains under open investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”


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