A pilot was killed Tuesday after a small plane crashed in a rural area in Pittsburg, Calif., officials said.
A witness reported the crash about 12:30 p.m. on Kirker Pass Road near Nortonville Road, said Steve Aubert, a spokesman for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the pilot dead.
The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza knocked down several utility poles during the crash.
The aircraft was destroyed by a fire that erupted after the crash, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the
It is unclear why the plane crashed, he said.
The wreckage was discovered about six miles east of Buchanan Field Airport in Concord.
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3:50 p.m.: This article was updated to indicate that the pilot was killed and that the plane was a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza.