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.

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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.

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Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash, with the NTSB to provide additional updates.


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