Pilot Killed in Airplane Crash in Banning

City News Service

(CNS) – The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed in a crash Tuesday evening near Banning Airport.

The crash was reported at approximately 6:30 p.m., near Hargrave Street and Malki Road, south of Interstate 10, the Riverside County Fire Department reported.

The plane caught fire and caused a quarter-acre vegetation fire that was contained at 6:58 pm., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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