By CBS13 Staff

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.

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First responders soon found the plane along the shoreline in the South Lakeport area.

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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.

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An investigation is now underway by the NTSB.