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Feds probe plane that crashed into California neighborhood

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators say a single-engine plane that crashed in a Southern California neighborhood took off 50 minutes earlier from a nearby airfield.

The pilot was killed in the fiery crash around 5 p.m. Sunday in Riverside, about a half-mile east of the city's airport. The plane landed upside down near homes and caught fire but the flames were quickly doused. Nobody on the ground was hurt.

National Transportation Safety Board Inspector Josh Cawthra said Monday that the flight of the Beechcraft originated at 4:19 p.m. from Brackett Field in La Verne, about 20 miles northwest of the crash site.

The pilot, who was the only occupant, has not been identified.

Crews will remove the plane Monday. The NTSB says the investigation could take months.

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