Plane crash near Placerville

Aug 17, 2014 7:45 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Authorities say a small airplane crashed near a Northern California airport, killing one person and injuring another.
According to the Associated Press, The El Dorado County Sheriff's office says the Starduster biplane was heading to the Swansboro Country Airport when it crashed about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Officials said one man aboard the airplane was pronounced dead when deputies arrived at the scene.
The other passenger was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Authorities did not release the identities of either person.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the cause of the crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, which is leading the investigation.


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