(L.A.) Douglas Happ, 81, Died at Zamperini Field

Case Number: 2022-12429

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of an 81-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at an airport.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Douglas Happ.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma

RIP DOUGLAS E. HAPP (May 23, 1941 – November 30, 2022)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 11:09 a.m.

The decedent appears to have been the pilot of an aircraft that crashed at Zamperini Field in Torrance. He was a retired pilot and Vietnam veteran. With him on the plane was Gregg Low, presumed to be a passenger, thought it has not yet been confirmed who was actually flying the plane when it crashed on the runway at approximately 11:00 am.