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Pilot Dead After Plane Crashes Overnight Near Mount Diablo State Park

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    Pilot Dead After Small Engine Plane Crash in Mount Diablo

    The FAA is investigating a small engine plane that crashed in Mount Diablo early Saturday morning. The pilot on board died and officials are investigating the cause of the crash. Roz Plater reports.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019)

    A plane that was flying from Hayward to Lincoln crashed Friday near Mount Diablo State Park and left one person dead.

    San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District officials were called Saturday afternoon out to the site of a fiery plane crash — two miles southwest of the peak of Mt. Diablo — that happened some time Friday night, according to the dispatch center.

    "Could be a mechanical problem could be a variety of different problems that caused the plane to go down," said Cameron Morrison, Supervising Ranger of Mount Diablo State Park.

    Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor said he believes the pilot was the only person on board. 

    1 Dead After Plane Crashes Overnight Near Mount Diablo

    [BAY] 1 Dead After Plane Crashes Overnight Near Mount Diablo

    A plane that was flying from Hayward to Lincoln crashed Friday near Mount Diablo State Park and left one person dead. Roz Plater reports.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019)

    The single-engine Mooney aircraft was reported overdue by a family member, said Gregor.

    San Ramon Valley Fire said California State Parks officials are handling the incident. 

    The cause of the plane crash is unknown. The FAA and The National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

    The identity of the pilot is unknown. 

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