Pilot dies after crashing in Sacramento backyard – California News

Pilot dies after crashing in Sacramento backyard – California News



SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in a backyard in Sacramento, California (all times local):

5 p.m.

Authorities say the pilot of a small plan died after crashing in a backyard near Sacramento.

The crash occurred Thursday near McClellan Airfield, a former U.S. Air Force base about 10 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento.


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Capt. Chris Vestal of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District says the pilot was the only person on board. He says the plane crashed near chicken coops roughly 100 feet from a home and took down several power lines.

Aerial images showed the plane on its belly in an overgrown yard with its tail wedged under a structure. The home is directly under the approach path for the runway at McClellan.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the aircraft crashed under “unknown circumstances.” He says the plane is a homebuilt Lancair IV-P.

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4 p.m.

Authorities say one person is being treated after a small plane crashed in a backyard near Sacramento.

The crash occurred Thursday near McClellan Airfield, a former U.S. Air Force base about 10 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the aircraft crashed under “unknown circumstances.”

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