PLEASANTON (CBS SF) – A pilot killed in a plane crash Monday night north of Livermore in unincorporated Alameda County has been identified as 75-year-old Michael Seal, of Pleasanton, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

The crash occurred around 9 p.m. near the end of Hartford Avenue off North Livermore Avenue in an open field, according to Alameda County fire Battalion Chief Bob Hopken.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the single-engine Piper PA22 crashed around three miles northeast of the Livermore Municipal Airport, where the flight had originated. The plane reportedly had control problems before the crash.

The crash started a two-acre grass fire, which firefighters extinguished, Hopken said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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