Bakersfield man killed in ultralight plane crash

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SHAFTER, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A 45-year-old Bakersfield man was killed Sunday night in a plane crash south of Shafter.

Todd Magsam crashed an ultralight aircraft in a field near San Diego Street and Poplar Avenue. No one else was on board.

Authorities haven't said what caused the crash.

Ultralight planes are slow-flying aircraft resembling hang gliders. Federal Aviation Administration regulations say they only can be flown in daylight hours over unincorporated areas.

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Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.