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Authorities investigating 2-plane crash north of Sacramento

Authorities are investigating a crash involving two planes in the Striplin area, north of Sacramento.

Posted: May 15, 2019 2:05 PM
Updated: May 15, 2019 9:28 PM

UPDATE 9:30 PM - We now know the names of the two pilots who died in the crash, Brian Julian Vandyke and Burton Alan Haughey. We are still working to learn the circumstances around the crash.

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PLEASANT GROVE, Calif. - Authorities are investigating a crash involving two planes in the Striplin area, north of Sacramento. 

Reports of the crash came in around 12 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Ian Gregor, public affairs manager of the FAA Pacific Division. 

Authorities told the FAA Pacific Division that for unknown reasons, two single-engine Grumman G-164C Ag Cats collided midair. 

One pilot was reportedly on board each aircraft, they said. 

According to the California Highway Patrol logs, the crash happened near 3840 Pleasant Grove Road. 

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates. 

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