The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report of the plane crash south of Bakersfield that killed a family of five from Gilroy last month.
The report says that inclement weather may be the reason way the aircraft fell to the ground midair before crashing in an almond orchard.
A family of five from Gilroy was traveling from San Jose to Las Vegas when they hit heavy rain clouds over Bakersfield, just an hour into the flight.
The report says that the pilot, Jason Price may have been trying to avoid rain clouds as he made his way through Central California.
At the beginning of the flight, Price caused a SkyWest flight to divert, so he could avoid hitting them midair.
The report did not say when the final findings will be released.