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Michael Seal, 75, killed in small-plane crash near Livermore, California
The newspaper reports that Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said that the crash occurred shortly after the pilot reported "control problems" upon departing from the municipal airport.
Preliminary information from the FAA said the pilot of a single-engine Piper PA22 reported control problems shortly after departing the airport around 9 p.m.
A pilot killed in a plane crash Monday night north of Livermore in unincorporated Alameda County has been identified as 75-year-old Michael Seal, of Pleasanton, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.
The pilot of a Piper PA-22 was killed in a crash in northern California in the Livermore area at 9 p.m. Monday. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The crash sparked a small brush fire.