The pilot who was killed Wednesday afternoon after a small plane lost a wing and crashed just feet from Interstate 505 was identified Thursday as Jeffrey Sharman, 68, of Vacaville.
Sharman was the only person on board, and there were no injuries to anyone on the ground.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane was an experimental Avions Fairey Tipsy Nipper T-66.
The crash took place around 4:15 p.m. near Winters.
California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker said witnesses told authorities that after the single-engine plane lost the wing, the rest of the plane went into a spiral.