Yuba air crash draws fed eyes
A federal probe will begin today into the crash of an ultralight aircraft in eastern Yuba County.
According to a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration's Manhattan Beach office, the agency will send an investigator to Dobbins, where the airplane went down on Saturday afternoon.
The pilot, Blake Lancaster of Camptonville, was practicing touch-and-go landings on a private airstrip when the accident happened. It was the third local plane crash since early October.
No information was available Sunday on the condition of Lancaster, who witnesses said was flown by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. A nursing supervisor had no record of his status.