PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KERO) — Officials have confirmed the pilot of a plane that crashed Saturday in Porterville has died.
According to the Tulare County Sheriff's Office, the plane crashed just after 3 p.m. off of Hwy. 65 in Tulare County.
TCSO said the airplane tower lost contact with the pilot a few minutes after takeoff from a Porterville Airport.
Investigators from the national transportation safety board are investigating.