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AUBURN, Calif. (AP) - A pilot was killed and a passenger was injured in a small plane crash in Northern California.
A Placer County Sheriff's official said the single-engine aircraft crashed into a field near Auburn Municipal Airport shortly after taking off Saturday morning just after 11 a.m. and burst into flames.
County firefighters said the pilot died and a passenger suffered minor injuries. NTSB investigators were looking into the cause remotely because they can't travel to the crash site due to the COVID-19 pandemic.