- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

KEENE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a small plane crash that killed a pilot in Kern County, California (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

A 75-year-old pilot has died while heading to a California gathering of vintage Soviet airplanes.

Kern County coroner’s officials say Gilbert Thomas Gutierrez of Phoenix, Arizona, was killed in Thursday’s crash.

His single-engine aircraft went down near the town of Keene, about 75 miles north of Los Angeles.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was a Yak-18A, a type of training aircraft first produced in the 1950s.

The plane was on its way to an event called “All Red Star” in Porterville. It’s an annual gathering of enthusiasts of former Soviet and Communist Bloc aircraft.

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7:47 p.m.

A small plane has crashed in California.

KFSN-TV reported (https://abc30.tv/2ppfcZZ ) Friday that one person has died in the crash. The plane came down in Kern County.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was an older model aircraft called a YAK-18A.

The plane was on its way to an event called “All Red Star” in Porterville.

The event is the largest formation training gathering in the country.

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Information from: KFSN-TV.


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