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1 dead after another home-built plane crashes, this time on Bay Area street

Small plane crash in Concord
One person has died in a small plane crash Tuesday in an intersection near Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, officials confirmed. | Source: Courtesy KGO-TV/ABC7

The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed Tuesday when the aircraft crashed on a city street near a small San Francisco Bay Area airport, authorities said.

The crash was reported around 11 a.m. at a busy intersection along a golf course that's adjacent Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, said the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

The district later confirmed that one person had died. No one else was on board the plane, and no vehicles on the ground were involved, officials said.

The Bay Area News Group identified the plane as a Van’s RV-6, a homebuilt aircraft with two seats.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Last month, a different style and brand of homebuilt plane, a Cozy Mark IV, crashed into the ocean near Half Moon Bay, killing four people.