Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic

An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a plane crash that killed a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic.

Sebastian Joshua Grewal underwent a second surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the Victorville Daily Press reported.


The Hesperia boy was injured Monday when the single-engine Grumman AA-1A nosedived and crashed at El Mirage Dry Lake in San Bernardino County.

Tracy Martinez, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, said Monday that the plane struck the ground and flipped numerous times.

The pilot, Brian Lee, 47, was killed. Lee, a paramedic for the Los Angeles Fire Department, was a family friend who gave Sebastian a plane ride during a camping trip.

Sebastian's father, Josh Grewal, told the Daily Press that his son wants to be a pilot when he grows up.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

According to a post about Lee's death on the LAFD's official blog, off-duty colleagues witnessed the crash and rushed to help.

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