WINTERS (CBS SF) — The pilot of an experimental aircraft was reportedly killed when the plane went down near Winters Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The small plane, an Avions Fairey Tipsy Nipper T-66, crashed around 4:15 p.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

It crashed near northbound Interstate 505 just north of Wolfskill Road, CHP Officer Chris Parker said.

One person was killed in the crash, likely the pilot, and was pronounced dead at the scene, Solano County Sheriff’s Lt. Brad DeWall said.

He said that investigators are looking to see if anyone else was on board the aircraft, but suspect that there were not.

The CHP said that the wing reportedly came off the plane.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, and the NTSB is the lead agency, Gregor said.

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