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(Santa Maria Fire Department photo)

The pilot of a small plane killed when it crashed on the grounds of a Central Coast school has been identified. Tigran Garabedyan of Burbank died in Wednesday’s accident in Orcutt. The 38-year-old Burbank man was flying from Van Nuys to Santa Maria Airport when his aircraft had some type of trouble.

Santa Maria Fire department

Investigators are trying to figure out why a light plane crashed on a Central Coast school campus, killing its pilot.

The plane went down Wednesday morning on the grounds of Ralph Dunlap Elementary School in Orcutt. It missed the buildings on the campus, but crashed onto the basketball courts.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Authorities are still trying to figure out what led to a small plane crash on the Central Coast which left one person injured.

The plane went down Saturday morning in some rugged hills on the edge of the Santa Ynez Valley, in the Los Padres National Forest.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

A preliminary federal report on a fatal plane crash on the South Coast shows engine problems may have been a factor in the accident. John Lewis had just taken off from Camarillo Airport October 8th when the tower radioed him that he was flying too low. The Woodland Hills man responded that his single engine plane was having problems climbing.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

One person is dead following a plane crash on the South Coast. A small experimental plane went down in a field near Camarillo Airport at around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

It burst into flames.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason)

Santa Barbara Airport reopened Monday afternoon to commercial service after an accident forced the shutdown of the field for 19 hours. Dozens of commercial airline flights had to be cancelled. The main runway reopened just before 5 Monday.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason)

Santa Barbara Airport remains closed in the wake of the Sunday night crash landing of a cargo plane.

No one was hurt, but the cleanup and investigation of the incident has closed the airport's main runway.  Several inbound and outbound commercial flights were cancelled.  Airport officials are hoping to resume operations by Monday night.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Two people are dead following a plane crash on the South Coast. It happened Wednesday afternoon, at Camarillo Airport. An experimental aircraft crashed off of the airport’s main runway at around 1:30 p.m.

Authorities are investigating what led to the crash landing of a light plane on the Central Coast. The plane went down near Lompoc Airport just after nine Monday night.

(Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office photo)

The pilot of a light plane is dead after a plane crash in the Santa Barbara County mountains,

Pierre Josefsohn left Santa Ynez Airport for what was supposed to be a short flight Wednesday afternoon.  Whem he didn't return home, family members notified the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office.

Authorities recovered the bodies of three people from the wreckage of a plane which crashed while flying from the Central Coast to the Los Angeles area. The plane went down in Kern County during a storm Thursday night. But, because of heavy snow crews were unable to reach the scene until Sunday.

A preliminary report by federal investigators on a plane crash which closed a key section of Highway 101 for hours last week has more details on what led to the accident.

A World War II era military training plane flying out of Van Nuys airport October 23rd had engine trouble, and landed on Highway 101 in Agoura Hills.

A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report indicates that shortly after takeoff, the pilot of the single engine plane heard two loud bangs, and experienced a total loss of engine power.

Highway 101 in Agoura Hills is completely open again Wednesday morning, after a plane crash on the highway shut down parts of it for nearly 10 hours Tuesday.

A World War II vintage trainer had engine problems just before two p.m. yesterday, and the pilot made an emergency landing on the westbound 101 near the Liberty Canyon turnoff. The plane touched down safely, but when the pilot tried to avoid a vehicle, it crashed into the center divider and burst into flames.

A pilot was able to walk away safely from a plane which made an emergency landing on Highway 101 in Agoura Hills, and burned, but the incident turned the Tuesday afternoon and evening commute into a huge mess.

The pilot of the World War II vintage plane told the CHP he had engine trouble just before two Tuesday afternoon.

A vintage plane made an emergency landing on Highway 101 in Agoura Hills Tuesday afternoon, catching on fire after it hit the center divider.

The plane went down just before 2 p.m. on the westbound 101, near Liberty Canyon.  The pilot was able to escape from the plane, and no one on the ground was hurt.