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Just before 9:00 this morning the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that an aircraft had crashed on the 11000 block of Old Briceland Rd. in Garberville. Sheriff’s Deputies and personnel from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) responded and confirmed an aircraft was down. There is one confirmed fatality and investigators are working to determine if there were additional passengers on board at the time of the accident.
The name of the decedent is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the cause of the accident. Any additional information regarding the incident will be released through the NTSB or the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).