Single-engine plane crashes into hillside of Mount Diablo overnight
POSTED: FEB 09 2019 04:25PM PST
VIDEO POSTED: FEB 09 2019 07:53PM PST
UPDATED: FEB 09 2019 09:16PM PST
ALAMO, Calif. (KTVU) - Crews are responding Saturday to a small plane crash on the hillside of Mount Diablo.
The crash was discovered just after 2:30 p.m.
Federal Aviation Administration told KTVU the single engine Mooney M20 crashed into a hillside two miles southwest of the peak of the mountain at an unknown time Friday night. The aircraft apparently burned after crashing.
The pilot was said to be flying from Hayward to Lincoln, Calif. But a family member of the pilot reported the aircraft was overdue and that it had not landed as scheduled. FAA said the pilot was the only person believed to be on-board.
Rangers have confirmed there is one fatality.
San Ramon Valley Fire Department was responding to the crash at or near the top of the summit.
The call came in at the location of Gate Road and South Gate Road.
KTVU’s Skyfox flew to the location, but experienced foggy conditions and was not able to locate any wreckage.
FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash with NTSB taking the lead.
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