California crash pilot wasn't ex-Chicago officer

The Chicago Police Department says it has no record that the pilot killed in a deadly Yorba Linda plane crash was a retired officer.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department had identified the pilot as 75-year-old Antonio Pastini and said he was a retired Chicago police officer currently living in Nevada.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says in an email to The Associated Press there is no record of an officer by that name ever working in Chicago.

Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Braun says coroner's investigators recovered from Pastini credentials that appeared to identify him as a retired Chicago officer.

Braun says discussions with the Chicago department had determined the credentials aren’t legitimate.

Braun says the identification of the pilot as Antonio Pastini isn’t in question.

Authorities are still trying to identify four people killed on the ground.

 

 

Dawn Kamber