Apr 20, 2015 4:04 PM by Pedro Quintana
The pilot who was involved in a plane crash early Saturday morning in Millville has been identified as Zachary Cain Stickler, 34, from Grass Valley.
According to the Shasta County Sheriff's office, the plane crash was intentional. Investigators say Stickler left messages with family and friends.
Investigators say Stickler was using the single engine Cessna 206 for work and the plane was registered to a third party.
Stickler took off from the Redding airport just after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, just 34 minutes later the plane crashed in an open field in Millville.
Residents in the area reported hearing an explosion prior to the plane going down.
Stickler was the only occupant inside the plane during the time of the crash.
The coroner's office identified Stickler through fingerprints.
The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is working with NTSB on providing any information needed.
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