87-year-old man succumbs to injuries suffered in Banning plane crash

BANNING – An 87-year-old occupant of a small plane that crashed last week in Banning died of his injuries, the county coroner’s office reported Wednesday, June 7.

Stanley Cleveck, of Patton, died at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

Cleveck was one of two occupants of the Cessna 150 that went down around 11:45 a.m. June 2 at the intersection of John and Hargrave streets. His companion was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Authorities have not confirmed which of the two was piloting the plane, which crashed into a tree just south of Interstate 10 “under unknown circumstances,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

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