A small private plane crashed Friday morning in Mariposa County, killing at least one person, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Deputies at 10:10 a.m. responded to a call of a possible plane crash in the 6000 block of Highway 49 north, not far from the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport.
A sheriff's fixed-wing aircraft and a California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the downed plane in a rugged area off the highway. No details were immediately available on what may have caused the crash.
First responders reached the crash site just after 11:45 a.m. Deputies said investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration had been notified and would investigate the case.
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The name of the person who died in the crash has not been released, pending notification of family.