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Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash East Of Concord

CONCORD (CBS SF) – A plane crashed in a hilly area near Concord Tuesday afternoon, killing the lone person on board, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

Someone reported around 12:30 p.m. that they saw a plane go down near Kirker Pass Road in the area of Nortonville Road, Contra Costa Fire Protection District Inspector Steve Aubert said.

Fire crews responded and confirmed the crash of a single-engine plane with one fatality, Aubert said. He said there were reports that the plane might have clipped power lines before crashing.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the crash occurred about 6 miles east of Buchanan Field Airport in Concord and that the plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza that was destroyed in a post-crash fire.

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane and FAA officials have not yet confirmed a registration number for the aircraft, Gregor said.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the plane crash, according to Gregor.

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