Pilot, passenger survive plane crash

Two people escaped injury Sunday afternoon when a kit plane went down in a field in unincorporated Contra Costa County, county fire and sheriff’s officials said.

A dispatcher with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said fire officials received the first report of the crash at 5:09 p.m.

The plane went down about three miles south of state Highway 4 and one mile east of the Byron Inn CafĂ©, located at 16141 Byron Highway, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Lt. Ian Herbert said.

The two people, a pilot and passenger, were unhurt, Herbert said.