Clovis man crashes ultralight aircraft into vineyard near Easton

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says a Clovis man had just purchased the plane and was flying from Turlock to the Selma airport. The pilot said he experienced engine trouble before reaching Selma and was forced to bring the plane down at Parlier Avenue and Elm Avenue just south of Easton .

"He saw this dirt road and tried to get over onto the dirt road but didn't quite make it and ended up crashing into the vineyard," said Gregg Collins, Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

The pilot was not injured in the crash. The reason for the engine failure is under investigation.

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