Two Dead in Plane Crash in NorCal

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say two people are dead after a small plane crashed and started a brush fire that consumed it in Northern California.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane crashed at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday about five miles east of Chico in Butte County.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention said in a statement that the crash caused a brush fire that grew to about 15 acres before it was contained.

Only the frame of the plane remained after the fire.

The statement says two people were found dead inside, but they have not been identified.

The type of plane, its destination and other details were not immediately available.

The crash site is east of Interstate 5 about 90 miles north of Sacramento.

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