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Update: Fatal Plane Crash In Columbia

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Update at 6:05am (9/6/22): The FAA reports that the single-engine plane that crashed Monday in Columbia was a Barnow Barry Vari EZE aircraft. The NTSB is in charge of the investigation and will provide an update later this week on its findings. It is not immediately clear what caused the crash. The name of the pilot, the sole occupant, who died, has not been released.

The crash occurred late in the 11 o’clock hour Monday morning in the 23000 block of Seminole Drive, near Pioneer Park and the Columbia Airport.

Original story posted at 12:14pm (9/5/22) Columbia, CA — An airplane crashed in the 23000 block of Seminole Drive in Columbia.

The incident occurred during the 11 o’clock hour this morning near Pioneer Park. Numerous emergency responders are on the scene of the incident.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, Ashley Boujikian, confirms that the lone occupant in the plane has passed away. It is not immediately clear what type of plane it is, where it was from, or what caused the crash.

An investigation will take place throughout the afternoon.

We’ll pass along more information as it becomes available.

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