Plane belonging to Fernley resident crashes in Contra Costa County

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Updated: 10/23/2012 4:44 pm
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (NBC) -- The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said deputies raced to a field near the county airport in Byron after a small plane crashed and burned in a field not too far away.

Sgt. Jimmy Lee said there was a report of a plane down in a field on Tuesday about 2 p.m. He said there is possibly one fatality involved.

According to the the Federal Aviation Admnistration website, the registered owner lives in Fernley, in Lyon County in Nevada. Ian Gregor, a spokesman with the FAA said that an experimental
fixed wing, single-engine Glasair III crashed under "unknown circumstances" in a field about 4.5 miles northeast of the Byron Airport. The Contra Costa County Airport is located in Byron on 500 Eagle Court. The plane burned after crashing.


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davidrn - 10/23/2012 6:28 PM
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Thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends
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