Santa Maria, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the pilot that was killed in the plane crash on Wednesday May 20, 2020, at Ralph Dunlap School. The decedent is 38-year-old Tigran Garabedyan (male) from Burbank. This is the only decedent from the plan crash. The identity was confirmed with the use of an ANDE Rapid DNA Instrument that is currently on loan to the Coroner’s Bureau.
The remainder of the investigation into the crash will be handled by the FAA and NTSB.