2 Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Central California

MADERA (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a Central California field, killing two people aboard.

(Credit: Madera County Sheriff’s Office)

The Fresno Bee says the plane, a TL Ultralight SRO StingSport, went down Thursday afternoon in a rural area west of Madera, not far from the city airport.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Department identifies those killed as 76-year-old Joe Kulbeth and 28-year-old Saverio Chimienti Jr., both of Fresno.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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