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Fatal plane crash next to Northern California freeway

  • Solano County Sheriff's Department investigators examine a small aircraft that crashed just off Northbound Interstate 505 near Winter, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. TAuthorities say one person is dead after a small plane lost a wing and crashed just feet from a Northern California freeway. (AP Photo/The Reporter, Joel Rosenbaum) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

WINTERS — Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane lost a wing and crashed just feet from a Northern California freeway.

California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker says witnesses told authorities that after the single-engine plane lost the wing, the rest of the plane went into a spiral.

Parker says the plane crashed about 30 feet off the side of Interstate 505, while the wing of the plane landed in the center divider of the freeway.

The pilot — the only person on board — was killed in the crash. The pilot's name has not been released.

There were no injuries to anyone on the ground.


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