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UPDATE: 1 dead in plane crash at Orcutt school

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Posted at 11:05 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 23:12:59-04

UPDATE (8:06 p.m.): The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the pilot killed in plane crash on Wednesday, May 20, at Ralph Dunlap School as 38-year-old Tigran Garabedyan.

He was a Burbank resident.

The remainder of the crash investigation will be handled by the FAA and NTSB, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.


UPDATE (11:44 a.m.) - The Santa Maira Fire Department confirms one person died in the plane crash.


UPDATE (11:13 a.m.): The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says a single-engine plane crashed at Ralph Dunlap Elementary School in Orcutt Wednesday morning.

A fire that broke out has since been extinguished.

Information on the pilot or anyone else on board has not been released.

ORIGINAL STORY: Emergency crews were responding to reports of a plane that crashed at an elementary school in Orcutt.

It was reported at about 10:43 a.m. Wednesday at Ralph Dunlap Elementary on the 1200 block of Oak Knoll Road.

Smoke could be seen coming from the area. No word on the condition of the pilot or anyone else on board.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Calls to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for additional information were not immediately returned.