Firefighters, police and highway patrol units raced to the scene of a place crash in Redding yesterday, shortly after 11:15 a.m.
A small plane plummeted to the ground near Benton Airpark.
Rescuers located the downed plane in a ravine in the vicinity of the north end of the runway. Sean Coleman is a battalion chief with the Redding Fire Department.
“There was a single occupant and they did not survive the crash,” Coleman said. “I believe there was also a canine in the plane and I am not sure of the disposition of the animal.”