Feds probe fatal Concord plane crash


The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a fatal plane crash near Concord Tuesday afternoon, an FAA spokesman said.

Someone reported around 12:30 p.m. that they saw a plane go down near Kirker Pass Road in the area of Nortonville Road, Contra Costa Fire Protection District Inspector Steve Aubert said.

Fire crews responded and confirmed the crash of a single-engine plane with one fatality, Aubert said.

He said there were reports that the plane might have clipped power lines before crashing. Fire crews remained at the scene Tuesday afternoon.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the aircraft was destroyed by a post-crash fire.

Gregor said more information about the circumstances of the crash were not immediately available.

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