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Pilot Dies In Plane Crash at Oceano Dunes

A single engine two seat plane went down just after 4 p.m. Wednesday on the Oceano Dunes State Park south of Pismo Beach. Local Authorities confirm that the pilot was the only person on board, and he died on scene. The pilot’s identity is not being released at this time. CAL Fire, San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department, the CHP and State Parks all responded. The plane was a single engine, Luscombe 8a – a two-seat high-wing plane designed in 1937.Officer Tony Cippola of the San Luis Obispo Sheriffs Dept tells us the pilot did not die on impact. CPR was administered but was not successful. Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, is a park in SLO County where dune buggies and motorcycles are ridden on the beach. The crash site was more than a mile inland from the beach with limited access– it’s in an area where recreational activity is not permittedThe FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigatingShare your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page. Connect with KEY News on Twitter

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