Pilot killed in weekend El Dorado County small plane crash identified | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Pilot killed in weekend El Dorado County small plane crash identified

CAMERON PARK, Calif. (AP) – The El Dorado County coroner’s office has identified the pilot killed early Saturday when his home-built aircraft crashed on Highway 50 near this Sierra foothill community, briefly closing the highway.

Richard Levitsky, 42, of Cameron Park, was positively identified as the pilot, said Det. Bill Leard.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Andy Wishart said Levitsky took off from the Cameron Park airport for a trial run in the single-seat aircraft – either its first or second flight – when the plane crashed on the shoulder of the highway, slid into a ravine and was consumed by fire.

Investigations are underway by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, which delegated its investigation to the Sacramento Flight Standards District Office.

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