There is more trauma for the pilot of a small plane that crashed last week near Montgomery Field, killing her passenger.
Two sources confirmed to NBC 7 that an unidentified visitor, posing as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigator, questioned the pilot in her hospital bed at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Those sources said it happened the day after the fatal crash.
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The pilot, 52-year-old Devon Logan, only learned about the phony visitor when an actual FAA investigator arrived later to interview her.
An FAA spokesman told NBC 7 that the agency's security division is aware of what happened.
A family member told NBC 7 they do not blame the hospital for what happened, but are upset that anyone would do some like that after a tragedy.
The passenger who died in the crash, 78-year-old Joy Gorian, was Logan's mother.
The fixed wing single-engine Mooney M20L crashed in a parking lot between Target and the Costco Business Center off Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa on July 30.
When asked for comment, a spokesman for Sharp Health said, “We are unable to comment due to patient privacy laws under HIPPA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.]”