PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A small plane crashed in a marsh area near the Palo Alto airport Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 1:50 p.m. in the Baylands Nature Preserve adjacent to the airport. Authorities said the pilot, believed to be the only one on board, was rescued from the crash.READ MORE: UPDATE: Thousands Forced To Flee Fawn Fire; 'I See My Life Gone'; Arson Suspected As Blaze Burns Homes
A hazmat team has been called out for a large fuel spill, authorities said.
An Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said preliminary information indicated the crash involved a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron which went down after hitting power lines northeast of the Palo Alto Airport.READ MORE: Berkeley Police Searching For Suspect Who Attacked Cal Student
Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash, with the NTSB to provide additional updates.
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