LAKE COUNTY (CBS13) — One person has died after an experimental aircraft crashed on the shore of Clear Lake late Thursday morning, authorities say.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office first reported the crash a little before noon. The plane was believed to be in or near the water near South Lakeport.READ MORE: 'You Take Your Chances': Several Cars Stripped Of Catalytic Converters At Sacramento Airport Economy Lot
First responders soon found the plane along the shoreline in the South Lakeport area.READ MORE: New Bill Allows For Hunting Of Destructive Wild Pigs In California Without A Permit
The aircraft operator was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office says.
The NTSB says an experimental Vortex Gyropcopter was involved in the crash.MORE NEWS: 'Just Seeing Those Pictures Hurt': Sacramento Family Hasn't Heard From Tongan Relatives Since Eruption
An investigation is now underway by the NTSB.