Small Plane Goes Down Near San Rafael

SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – A small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in Marin County, San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray said.

The plane went down near the San Rafael Airport about 4 p.m., he said, and San Rafael fire and rescue units found the plane in a marshy area near McInnis Park Golf Center.

Gray said it appeared that the plane did not hit any structures.

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, and Gray said at 4:25 p.m. that his condition was being assessed by paramedics.

The cause of the crash had not yet been identified, he said.

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