Plane Goes Down in San Andreas, Pilot Dies

SAN ANDREAS-

A small aircraft crashed just to the southof Mary Rasmussen Field in Calaveras County Friday afternoon.

The pilot, the only person on board, was killed in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol and Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department.

The CHP says the plane went down near 3600 Carol Kennedy Drive in San Andreas. They are helping direct traffic in the area.

Ian Gregor, a communications manager with the Federal Aviation Administration  said the crash happened at about 3:40 p.m.

The FAA and NTSB have taken over as the main investigating agencies, with NTSB taking the lead. Neither will confirm the plane’s tail number or pilot’s identity until the next of kin have been notified.

The FAA added that the plane was inbound.

Stay with FOX40 and FOX40.com for the latest information as this story develops.

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