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Pilot killed, passenger burned in small plane crash in Valley Center

The plane crashed around 6 p.m. near 30642 Palomar Vista Drive in the northeastern San Diego county community.
Credit: KFMB

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. — A single-engine plane crashed into a Valley Center neighborhood, starting a fire, and killing the pilot while his juvenile passenger was severely burned but remained conscious.

The plane crashed around 6 p.m. near 30642 Palomar Vista Drive in the northeastern San Diego county community, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The pilot's identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A juvenile, believed to be a girl, survived and was taken to the hospital. 

No word on the cause of the crash.