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Officials: Pilot dies in Porterville plane crash

Small Plane Crash (FILE)
Posted at 8:35 AM, Jun 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 19:08:33-04

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.